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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie View Post
    How do I know whether I need to worm my dog more frequently then usual?
    Watch for him dragging his bum
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Another one here!

    Its interesting isn't it though that such a broad spectrum can suffer the same things. Makes a person wonder what are the determining factors underlying the actual worm problem.
    It is & I had never really thought about it like that.
    You know we have abundant salt bush leaves because we used to grow Old Man Saltbush for seed & leaf & we have found if the sheep & cattle have 24hr access to a saltbush mix[we use kikuyu chaff, oats, cow pea & whatever else we have to mix with the SB] that they have far fewer worms in the worm counts.
    Untill this season we where finding the SB plus rotating paddocks was all we needed to keep our Dorper sheep herd worm free yet the merino's still needed drenched just not as much. We had them in 2 herds. But this season is back to drenching all the time.
    My dogs have had to just be double wormed here in town which I thought was a bit backwards as I would think they would have been more wormy at the farm than in town due to the livestock. But the is no way the worms where this bad last year with the dogs & they where at the farm this time last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Watch for him dragging his bum
    Yes,lol............... And weight lose, not being able to settle[keeps getting up, turning around, licking buy] easily. Also get to know your dogs poos & what is normal & what is not. Not all worm infested poo has visable worms in it so just because you see no worms dosn't mean they or their eggs are not present.
    Little grain like things stuck in fidos hair around their bum & under their tail is a dead giveaway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    We have several Saanen girls,lovely natures and easy to milk, just give them some feed and milk them anywhere without having to bail them up, use the milk for our own milk and my grandkids and the dogs, you will be very wise to get a goat it is far better than dairy fir both people and dogs, only thing with them is keeping them contained, we had to get an electric fence even though our paddocks are well fenced they were just not goat proof
    Our Dorpers are as bad as goats, lol so fencing is ok. We had some Boar goats for awhile & it keep them in.
    Yes my ideal would be a Saanen but there dose not seem to be many around here & the 1's I do find that are quiet, have good udders & hoofs I would need a bank loan for, lol. Are the x Saaneens any good as a friend has a Saanen x Boar[from their old milker that they keep in kid to their Boar goat]that is just in kid for the first time. She said I can lend her till I buy a pure but she is not sure what her milk will be like or how much she will have. She has a good sized udder with good longer teats for a cross. What do you think, is it worth a go?

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    I don't know much about live stock but for dogs you should alternate products as they become immune to the one product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly33 View Post
    I don't know much about live stock but for dogs you should alternate products as they become immune to the one product.
    yes it is the same with livestock too & we are actully in some areas of Aus running out of wormers to use due to learnt resistaince.

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    I have Wiltipolls - appear to stay in their paddocks better than Dorpers. No worming required here for adult sheep - very dry in WA at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    I have Wiltipolls - appear to stay in their paddocks better than Dorpers. No worming required here for adult sheep - very dry in WA at the moment.
    You will be suprised... I have see sheep ****ting out worms at the sale yards this year in WA.

    You need to swap your drench every year, also try out the new products out.
    It's the same with lice treatments..

    My OH get a phone once day about it..

    Sheep can get worms from dogs..

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    I think it depends where you are and your paddock rotation.

    I do my dogs every 6 weeks to prevent sheep getting sheep measles from tapeworm.

    My sheep are fine - very healthy and very low worm burden and I dont drench them. I also have strict rotational grazing.

    One of the advatages of farming in the low rainfall area.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 12-21-2010 at 05:27 PM.

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    Yes it does depend where you are.

    Where in WA are Kalacreek?9

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