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    Has anyone else noticed the need to worm more than usual this season????
    We have had the sheeps worm counts twice as high as they where this time last year & found only the more exspenive wormers are doing any good.
    I have had to stomach drench my mare as she & the foal just where not getting any results with the pastes. My vet says it's because of all the wet long vegatation & humidity making it ideal worm conditions.
    Has this affected anyone else this season?

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    Yes CD our goats are not doing at all well and although I have wormed them several times I think tey are just getting reinfected, do our dogs twice as often in this sort of weather automatically as they do get more worms when things are moist.

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    It is the opposite over here. We are in the grip of the worst drought in 100 years. I had 110 mls of rain for the growing season over here. Maybe we could share that wet weather around a bit. No worms here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    It is the opposite over here. We are in the grip of the worst drought in 100 years. I had 110 mls of rain for the growing season over here. Maybe we could share that wet weather around a bit. No worms here!
    Oh so sorry to hear the drought has continued on for you. It seems to me we are getting all the rain we missed out on over the last 10yrs in 1 season. Where are you at? I am near Tamworth in NW rural NSW. We had some terrible years & the creek did not even run for over 5yrs but now we just wish all the water would stay in the creek, lol............. No I should not berate rain but I am over having no decent hay because it's rained on when cut waiting to bail & the worms, oh & not to mention weeds, lol. No for real I am so glad to have the tanks full again & feed in the paddocks & hope it spreads to the parts of Aus still needing it.

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    Yaha! Im having to worm and flea more often...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    Yes CD our goats are not doing at all well and although I have wormed them several times I think tey are just getting reinfected, do our dogs twice as often in this sort of weather automatically as they do get more worms when things are moist.
    Yes goats can be very hard to get worm free at the best of times so I could imagine what it's been like for you. What sort of goats do you have? I am going to switch my family to goats milk as my 7yr old son is intolarant to cows milk. I am looking to buy my own nanny with kid & hopefully back in kid again. They are worth more than I exspected & am having trouble finding a good quality milking breed goat with good feat & udder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Yaha! Im having to worm and flea more often...
    Oh yes & the fleas, my cats do not help there. I treat the 1's I can but I do feed a couple of strays that lived under the house when we bought it.Poor things the house went from deserted to being renovated & 8 dogs living there, I really feel bad for them. I think I will have to bite the bullet & get some safe cat traps but I know they are feral & not rehomable so am finding it hard to get round too.

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    How do I know whether I need to worm my dog more frequently then usual?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Yes goats can be very hard to get worm free at the best of times so I could imagine what it's been like for you. What sort of goats do you have? I am going to switch my family to goats milk as my 7yr old son is intolarant to cows milk. I am looking to buy my own nanny with kid & hopefully back in kid again. They are worth more than I exspected & am having trouble finding a good quality milking breed goat with good feat & udder.
    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

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