Goat Small Intestinal Worms

Trichostrongylus colubriformis (Bankrupt worm)

Trichostrongylus colubriformis is a very small threadlike worm and is the most predominant small intestinal worm. It is found in goats throughout the United States but seems to thrive better under more cool and wet conditions similar to T. circumcincta. However, in the southeastern United States, this worm is the next most common and important after Haemonchus. On some farms it can cause considerable problems. As with Telodorsagia, this worm feeds on nutrients …

Goat Pastures Parasites

Parasites and pastures

One of the major components of an effective parasite control program is reducing the number of parasites to which goats are exposed.  One way to accomplish this is to manage  pastures in a way that will reduce parasite load. There are several ways to do this:

  1. Take a hay crop from the pasture area.  This can be incorporated into a dose-and-move program in which goats are grazed on one pasture in the early grazing season and then