I frequently get help requests to educate owners on helping animals overcome a large parasite problem. Ideally one wants to be proactive with these problems and stay ahead of it, but there are times of course whether one is new to livestock keeping, brings in a new but very infected animal to the farm, tries to stabilize a rescue or just having major life events turning one's life upside down for a time. Here are some things to consider.
There are two products that are the most frequently purchased from our site from these problems. Those are DWorm A tm and GI Soother tm. DWorm A tm is for all species, pregnant, lactating or open and is historically used with most types of internal parasites including tapeworms. GI Soother tm is our traditional approach of choice for coccidia and barberpole worm (Haemoncus contortus). It can also be used for pregnant, lactating or open animals of any kind. We also have DWorm H tm under the extracts/tinctures page for heartworm and heart support as well as DWorm MLL tm for menengial/liver fluke and lung worm, though keeping animals on a consistent regular dosing with DWorm A tm helps their bodies to be less susceptible to those problems. For the herb mixes here is the page to find them. /www.firmeadowllc.com/store/c4/Herb_Mixes_%26_Supplies.html
Realize that with this protocol one is going to use the products much faster than one would with routine dosing once animals are in an improved state of wellness. So if you decide to work with our products you might order one more pound than you think necessary of each item you order. It will keep for one year in good conditions and many clients have used them older than that, though I don't recommend that for best results. Remember that to wait too long will endanger the animal's life. There are many stories however of animals seeming to be too far gone that do turn around to become healthy and productive. So I always encourage people to go for it. You just never know.
So if I found this problem in my herd, flock or kennel:
Day one give a double dose of each product every two hours for several doses- 8 would be great. as much of a pain as it is to drench them this is probably your best bet to get on top of it to start. Later you can get them used to eating it in grain, with other substances (like applesauce or mashed banana) or making herb balls click here for that blog.
IF you are dealing with a coccidia overload and your animal is failing fast I would give a triple dose of GI Soother tm every hour until the creature stabilizes, then go back to the rest of dosing suggested below.
Day 2 and three if you can give a double dose 4x per day,
day 4 thru ten double dose 2x per day.
Then twice per week after that EXCEPT for animals that seem weaker, underweight etc- those I would keep on GI Soother tm every day until they catch up on weight and health as it will help their gi tract repair itself from parasite damage and scar tissue. that may be 4 months or possibly a year dependent on their damage.
GI Soother tm and/or DWorm A tm can be used daily if wanted. The products also help the body to stop hemorrhaging, help the body fight infections in the GI tract, help to mineralize the body and DWorm A also helps the body to absorb toxins/molds in food just ingested as well as helping to stimulate the liver and oxygenate the placenta in pregnant creatures.
You will want to pay attention to cleaning and sanitizing your facilities including pastures if they are infected. You can learn more about that and so much more to natural goat keeping from my book- The Accessible Pet, Equine and Livestock Herbal also on our site. Over 500 pages. Click here to purchase the book.
One can also consider adding Better Daze tm herb mix to their creature's diet to super nourish them. They need their bodies to be built up again since the parasites have probably put them in a state of deficiency.
For weak animals MMune tm herb mix (click here) can also be considered to help thier bodies to support their immunity, which will be challenged with a large parasite load. It's also challenged around the two weeks prior to two weeks after birthing time period so is another good time for immunity support. It is also an important time to be sure your deworming program is on par, as parasites will and do take advantage of their hosts during this weakened time. For puppies it is so easy to stir in DWorm A tm in their supplemental feeding and will help them feed themselves rather than parasites.
For a wonderful story shared with me in 2016 about these products in a very difficult area to deal with parasites (Texas) it may be fun for you to read this blog post. Click here.
Wishing you and yours ABUNDANT WELLNESS!!!
Katherine MH, CR, CA, CEIT, DipHIr, QTP has extensive alternative training in Vitalistic (cause oriented) wellness,including a Master's Degree in Herbology and has a heart to share with you so that you, your family and your creatures may achieve abundant wellness.