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nancy d
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« on: February 23, 2015, 05:11:39 PM »

Ok a few of them are rubbing their butts on fence. Is this a sign of worm load? If so what kind?
One of them is due in a few weeks, one of them not at all.
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dragonlair
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 10:45:02 AM »

Pin worms, lice, dry skin or just hey, our hair is shedding and we're itchy!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 12:59:21 PM »

My mare does that when her udder is itchy, but my goats do the full body rub , which stretches out even the best fencing.  Are their gums or eye area overly pale??
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nancy d
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 04:22:39 PM »

Dragon you pretty much summed it up. Does Ivermectin 1% get pinworms? I threw away the insert.
Julie eyelids are pretty good, could be a little darker. Ah yes the Full Body Rub. Why we have 2x4s about a third of the way up. Wink
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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 06:29:25 AM »

Pin, round, hook and tape worms are best killed off with safeguard or panacur..dosing 1cc per 10lbs of body weight once daily for 5 days.
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nancy d
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 04:22:13 PM »

Thanks Pam!
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 09:15:19 PM »

Now that you mention it, my NG/fainter wethers have a wonderfully soft, fluffy undercoat that's beginning to itch a little and which looks matted and tangled,  A few strokes of the brush fills it up, and I'm reluctant to take too much now. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good undercoat remover for when spring comes?  No rush, we're for in some  more snow tonight
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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2015, 08:11:02 AM »

I use my under coat rake that I use on my dogs..but typically I let them shed out by rubbing down the fence line..the birds will gather that and make nests out of it. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2015, 11:31:06 AM »

I use a rubber curry brush made for horses. The goats and horses share the curry! Those rubber hand mitts they make for dogs and horses works well too.

The shed out wool from the horses, goats, and especially the dogs, gets spread outside for the birds. All the nests around my house are lined with soft dog wool and woven with horse hair! Smiley
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