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Joseph

  • Joined Oct 2011
    • Rosemore
Worm count lab suggestions
« on: August 23, 2012, 03:47:46 pm »
Hi all, my milkers have lost condition since they have kidded and started milking again in May. They do not really graze at all and they are on hay which should mean less chance of a worm infestation. To be sure I would like to check though. Can anyone recommend a fecal count lab that does goats.


They also get Marriages cattle dairy nuts which are mineralised (5.4mg cobalt and 200mg copper etc per kg)



Thank you. 
Voss Electric Fence

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: Worm count lab suggestions
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 03:51:24 pm »
Suggest these guys for the worm count ;) :thumbsup: https://www.suppliesforsmallholders.co.uk/worm-count-kit-p-2242.html
HTH
Karen

lill

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Worm count lab suggestions
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 04:03:03 pm »
supplies for smallholders are great, give them a call.

Joseph

  • Joined Oct 2011
    • Rosemore
Re: Worm count lab suggestions
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 04:08:38 pm »
Thank you both!

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Worm count lab suggestions
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 05:41:00 pm »
I get mine done through the local vets, luckily we have an SAC (Scottish Agricultural College) lab just down the road,so I just drop down and hand in my samples. Maybe would be better do it myself, but this way I can get straight away advice from vet on what wormer etc etc. Works for me.
If your goats don't have runny/loose droppings and their coats don't look rough, then maybe all that's needed is a mineral/multivitamin drench? Are they heavy milkers? Maybe you want to play around with some changes in feed - some soaked sugarbeet shreds (still warm!), oats, flaked maize...
Mine absolurey love freshly scythed, long grass and milk goes up whenever they get lots of it.... branches also good, especially hazel, willowherb, willow, some ash, elder etc etc
Oh and bananas and carrots!

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Worm count lab suggestions
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 07:45:55 pm »
Our local vets checked for worms and coccidiosis, took the sample in in the morning, had an answer by 2pm.

Incidentally, Dad's very sick lambs had Nematodirus which I hadn't expected at this time of year. So might be worth anyone who has scouring animals checking.

 

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