I'm trying something new with my lambos. I'm mixing garlic powder in with their pellets to keep internal parasites at bay. This is something that every sheep and goat farmer must work to manage in this part of the world.
Most of my experience has been with conventional deworming medicines, but they can be pretty harsh and there is the potential for the parasites to become resistant to them. My friend Joyce from Acorn Hill Farm introduced me to the idea of using an herbal regimen with her goats. She's had great results and seeing her farm in action made using less worming medication seem like a viable option.
My goal is to have a system where for the most part the parasites are controlled with garlic, diatomaceous earth and rotational grazing. I move my lambs and cows every other day so that they are always staying ahead of the parasite eggs that might be hatching in the manure they left behind. I'm basing my garlickin' regimen on what they do at SkyLines Farm. I do have a bottle of worming medicine in my vet cabinet, just in case.
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Leanna at Four Legs Farm