Say "HI" to Poppy! Other than the wheelchair and some of her related health struggles, she is a happy and spoiled goat! Her owner in the US gave me permission to share about her.
Poppy was born with her back legs paralyzed. Her owner adopted her at the tender age of three days old, determined to help her because she was so sweet and happy. The owner enlisted university vet school help to get her set up with her wheelchair and leg issues. Besides her paralysis she has dealt with weight issues (underweight)- which is common when the lower spine is affected as the GI won't always work correctly in those cases and her legs being stiff from chronic/recurrent infections. I'm also going to add that because she has to pull herself forward with only her front legs, rather than doing an upright walk and bouncing with four legs, that the shoulder assembly and front legs are going to experience more wear and tear than normal. And their is always going to be the watch that she doesn't get any pressure injuries (bed sores). Her owner found me and already this cuddly goat is putting on weight just a few days after starting her whole herb program. Because of the amount of herbs she is using we started her on a graduated approach. It is quite evident that she has had great care by looking at her shiny healthy coat, nose, eyes and attitude.
She is taking DWA™ which is standard for any livestock or pet animal that could be exposed to minute moving creatures in their environment which often are ingested.
GI Soother™ will be used 2x daily until she is at normal weight for her size. Then at a lessor rate because they live in an area that is humid which exposes them to additional risks of ingesting things that can severely damage the gi tract.
AKing Joint™ support is awesome for anything that wants swelling support.
HerBiotic ™ herb support is what I use when facing wellness challenges that are active. It's a must have product to keep on hand, especially during the colder and wetter weather months of fall/winter/spring. This is helping to support her body so that her leg joints have the support they need to keep themselves healthier.
BetterDaze ™ Herb mix is something we use as a daily wellness formula. It's ideal for challenged, young, old, breeding or stressed animals. I like to use it daily for the life of my animals. I consider it extremely important to allow my youngstock to have the best opportunity to reach their genetic potential, whether that be puppies when we raised them, poultry, our livestock and our mares and foals.
Wounderful!™ Salve Is wonderful support for any skin or tissue having issues or needing support to help the body be it's strongest. In Poppy's case that is anywhere that may show signs of stress from her equipment, as well as any joints needing support in helping them to health themselves to have the best chance at gaining flexibility and strength over time. I use this product frequently on myself- both on areas where an old injury may flair up or with new injuries. I try to avoid injuries to myself, but well, I have a farm and livestock and like to work out so they happen!
May you all be abundantly blessed and be as smiley, well loved and happy as Poppy :)
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Yearling Nubian rescue doeling - 8 months behind on growth & currently
This Kentucky goat owner writes, "I had a consultation with you back in July about our new Nubian who was the size of a four month old but is a year.
Thank you so much for your knowledge and help with our sweet baby girl. 😉 Her horns have grown twice the size from when we got her in May, and she has grown 2 inches in one month and no longer looks emaciated! She is not out of the woods quite yet, but she is definitely on the long road to recovery and responding so well to the herbs and clean food! It is so exciting to see her jumping around like a young goat (she never did that as a baby- she was too sick and weak) as well as running and having fun!
Thank you again so much!!! You are a blessing to our entire family!!!"
Don't give up hope! While you have your beloved creature there may be still time to do something beneficial for him or her! their DNA always wants to repair back to it's blueprint if it's given what it's needed to do so :). This is true in both humans and animals! I have an extensive education and background in alternative education including a Master's Degree in Herbalism. Our consultations may be the next step you need to gain traction on your issue! Why wait? Contact us TODAY :).
KM in Southern Oregon wrote, " thanks! I've been using 3-5 day protocol of GI soother and DWorm every 3-6 months for my Donkeys for past 5 years. Vet did fecal last week and they are clean. How awesome is that!?"
Climate- Moderate to low temperature wet winters and springs with little snow, hot dry summers into mid fall.
"Hi! First I would like to say Thank You for the quick shipment! We used the GI soother at 2x strength on a ewe we thought we were going to lose. She had presented with scours for over 2 weeks and nothing we did helped her. After the first dose she perked up and after the second dose her poops returned to normal and she started eating with the other ewes. She is still thin but so much better! " PL in Oklahoma
Herb Mix GI Soother™ OG WC 8 oz
This blend contains as many ORGANIC herbs as possible and then as many WILD CRAFTED herbs as possible. GI Soother™ is a pregnancy safe medicinal grade traditional whole herb mix to avoid diarrheal incidents in livestock, pets, and poultry from coccidia, bacterias, uclers, and Haemoncus contortus (barberpole worm). It is in a powder form so very easy to put in bottles or lambars or mix in feed or mash. We use it daily in rainy weather, and every 2 to 4 days (starting at 4 days old with livestock, newly hatched with poultry) in nice weather when raising our dairy goat kids. Your level of usage will depend on your exposure, climate, and facilities. GI Soother has been working very well added to poultry rations to give hatchlings a good start. It's also been used for pasty vent, as well as coccidial, bacterial, and other conditions that can cause diarrhea in birds. It can be mixed with a touch of olive oil and added to dry feed, or mixed with a damp mash. GI Soother™ in combination with HerBiotic™ Tincture, and Heart E™ are what I would use if I were fighting Parvo in my guardian dogs. Something to keep on hand if you are expecting puppies.... A Master Herbalist developed proprietary superior quality blend of apple pectin/ fiber, cayenne, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mullein, slippery elm, turmeric.
Here's a story that came to me today from KH in Texas, "A fellow breeder (CM also Texas) recommended your DA Wormer (DWorm A- added for clarification) and GI Soother for our goats and I have to tell you how much I am impressed with these products. We bought a wether as a companion to one of our bucks in May and he had a bad case of cocci and worms. He has been on this product, along with the rest of our herd, and I did fecals today and found nothing!! I will be recommending your product even more than I already have. This stuff really works. Thanks so much!"
Also shared this weekend, "love this product our goats have never ever had a problem all the years we have been using this product." KF in Tennesee on DWorm A
Even better- herbal nutrients support your animal rather than toxify them. Parasite resistance does not become an issue when working with herbs either! Master of Herbology formulated with life long livestock/horse/pet/poultry experience including an internationally recognized herd of LaMancha dairy goats.
Herb Mix GI Soother™ OG WC 8 oz Also available in 16 ounce size!
Also look for DWorm A, available in 16 and 8 ounce sizes.
BE BLESSED :)
Here's a story that was shared with us today from HB in Texas
"Once again your products amaze me! I bought the dvenom to keep on hand should anyone around here run into a copperhead. Fortunately that hasn't happened yet, but we ARE overrun with wasps. For several days in a row my kids would come inside in a panic because a wasp had gotten them. My daughter who is usually fairly allergic is always my main concern. So for each of them I soaked a piece of gauze in dvenom, then taped it on the wasp sting. Within 15 minutes they'd be tearing it off ready to get back outside because the pain, swelling and redness would be completely gone. Just amazing!!!"
Our DVenom™ has been used to support animals with bee/wasp/hornet stings, black widow bites, hobo spider bites (same venom as brown recluse), and even copperheads on body, leg/foot, udder and even face bites on dogs, livestock and horses. I have used it externally on my husband's stomach area for hobo spider bites. If used soon enough it enables the body to get ahead of the venom and break it down. It also contains herbs for vital organ and brain stem/neurosystem support.
DBug™ Salve has been used on bug bites and stings, as well as poisonous plant rashes, stinging nettle, poison oak and poison ivy. It helps the body tackle itching and helps the body to push out toxins.
ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS! :)
Both of these are available on our site. These products are great to have on hand- you don't want to wait two or three days to get them when you need them now.
BE BLESSED :)
"I just wanted you to know that we love your products and can tell a huge difference in the health of our animals especially our sickly goat S________. She has had a multitude of problems since we bought her. She had been raised on cheap feed and unfortunately she was in bad shape but, we didn't see the signs until after we got her home. She is now healthier than ever and has learned that the GI Soother makes her feel better, so now instead of fight us when we give her the dose, she actually comes to us, licks her lips and takes it willfully. Our new babies look Awesome and are a picture of health. Thank you." JH in Kentucky shared this today. She is using GI Soother, LayNLayer, Icelandic Kelp, Kop-Sel, DWorm A and A-King Joint with various members of her herd and flock. All of these are available on our website.
That is a question I get asked frequently and is a huge question as people are concerned about parasites becoming more and more resistant to the chem dewormers available. I'll share a story from CM in Texas for you. I'm going to x out superlatives that aren't neccessary to the story ;).
"First off, our vet is a "Good Ol' Boy" country vet, who raises meat goats, and if he didn't learn something in vet school at Texas A&M, it is NOT a valid treatment, medicine, etc. Herbal and natural remedies to him are all a bunch of xx. He's a great vet for surgeries, injuries, and things I can't do, but boy, do we clash on A LOT of things, LOL!
Well, when we first went to see him 2 yrs ago for a pregnancy test for two of our goats, we had only had our Nigerian Dwarf Goats about 6 months (they were also our first goats ever). At the end of the visit; he asked me which wormer I was using for our then four girls, and I told him, "I use an Herbal Wormer made by Fir Meadows".
He gave me a smirk and a laugh, then proceeded to give me an earful on how all those herbal wormers are xx that do not work; especially here in Texas with all the drug resistant parasites. After the rant; he asked me if I wanted Cydecton, or some other chemical wormer to take home. I politely told him I would stick to the herbal stuff for now. He said, "Cynthia; I know you're new to goats, but the first time we get a big rain around here; you're going to have goats dropping dead from parasites if you try to rely on your herbal hoo-doo, voo-doo xx".
He was getting a little xx, and making me actually worry that maybe out here there herbal stuff wouldn't be enough, so I said, "ok, well could you do a fecal on the two goats here today, just so I know what our parasite load is currently like?" He smiled and said "I think that's a great idea", and I know he was hoping the goats were loaded to prove herbal wormers were indeed xx.
So he took the samples, ran the tests, and when he came back in the exam room, his face was as red as a tomato. He said, "I can't believe I'm saying this, but keep using that herbal wormer....BOTH of your goats had a parasite count of ZERO, which in 25 years, I've never seen." It was priceless, and he has never brought up wormer to me again, LOL!!
Then, we have a doe who had twins in early May, twins were weaned mid-August, but since then, this doe has been losing weight like crazy. I kept upping her food, but she was not putting on weight. I was perplexed and starting to panic. On Wednesday I noticed she had lumps on both sides of her jaw, and I opened her mouth to find she was packing her cud inside her cheeks. Called our vet, who said it sounded like a tooth problem, and to bring her in Thursday, but he was going to be out of town so we would have to see a vet we had never seen at the clinic.
Took our goat "LB" to the clinic yesterday, and sure enough, she had a cracked tooth that was rotting, so the vet pulled it, and so far, so good. The new vet was a lady who's son used to raise dairy goats for
4-H, and since she was very familiar with goats, she said, "Do you mind if I run a fecal test? I just want to make sure everything is good since Lexi lost so much weight so fast." I said sure, I'd love to know what her fecal count is!
Vet ran the test, came out and said, "Um, what in the world are you worming with? Lexi's parasite count is ZERO! I ran the test three times, because I thought something was wrong. I've been a vet for 19 years, and a goat with a zero parasite count in Texas is just unheard of!!"
I told her I used Fir Meadow's Herbal Wormer, and her jaw dropped. She had to run take care of a dog with a rattlesnake bite, but as she was running down the hall, she yelled over her shoulder, "Cynthia! Please leave the name of the herbal wormer you use with the receptionist!!"
So now your wormer has completely shocked two of the vets at our clinic, LOL!!! :)"
The answer, according to this customer and her veterinarians is Yes. My note is that you need to make sure you are using the right products in the right doses for the right parasites and that you are using them frequently enough for the level of challenge on your property and level of wellness/infestation of your animals. Then yes! We have several Master of Herbology products for you to view on our website- DWorm A (stomach worms, tapeworms), GI Soother (coccidia and barberpole (Hc) , DWorm MLL (tincture - liver/lung/menengial), DWorm H (tincture- heartworm),and HerBiotic (normally for bacterial, viral, microbial, fungal, yeast but also helpful for giardia).