[Jacob-list] Herbal, natural dewormers
hannah at knoxfarms.com
Fri Jul 10 16:31:02 EDT 2009
I'll just tell everyone what I replied to Sue a couple of days ago about
my experiences using herbal wormer for my sheep as an FYI. I use
Hoegger's Herbal wormer from the Hoegger Goat Supply Co. for sheep in the
same ratio used for goats. They have on their website the results of a
study that was published in the United Caprine News:
It was proven to be more effective than Ivomec for most types of worms. I
think it was slightly less effective for lungworms, but I worm chemically
twice a year anyway (at breeding and shearing) and I still don't have any
problems with coughing, etc. I'm finding through frequent FAMACHA
check-ups that it is also effective against barber-pole worms.
> --Previous Message--
>>Another question - how many of you use herbal wormers on your Jacobs? Do
> you use them exclusively or in conjunction with chemical wormers? Have you
>>scientifically proven their effectiveness by microscopically checking
> fecals? If they work for you, what are they and where do you buy them? Any
> help would be >appreciated....thanks.
> Many use garlic as a dewormer; especially those who sell organic meat.
>>From what I have read it seems to really work; but, perhaps, that is in
> areas where worm loads are low anyway. Try searching on the Internet for
> more information. I don't use it for deworming, but it sure is good with
> some rosemary on a lamb roast. There is a discussion on sheep-l about
> using pumpkin seeds and there was a research test done; however, the
> results of this test and any others are inconclusive and the value of
> pumpkin seeds as dewormers is still not determined.
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