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Can I use coal or DE to worm my goats and sheep???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast

    MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking for a more natural wormer, and i heard it works with chickens. so, hey, why not sheep and goat?
     
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    gamblelover85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've use DE with all of our animals including the horses, the cow and the dogs. That stuff is awesome but in larger animals all I've found that it does is keep the need for worming down to the bare minimum during the year. It acts just like a wormer booster in between. although we never worm our horses like we should and just give them the DE with their hay or suppliments and they never have worm problems. Hope this helps you out. [​IMG]
     
  3. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that DE can be used as a wormer for most animals, even us humans... as long as you get the good stuff that is. Be sure to read up dosage so that the worms get a full dose. The larger animals will need a lot more of the DE than chickens of course. I get my info on all that from a website called Shadowridgedonkeys.com. I get our DE from them and there is quite a bit of good information on how to use it on there too. Also if you called them they could give you some good info if you can't find exactly what you're looking for on their site. I have found them extremely helpful and friendly over the years...
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Can I use coal or DE to worm my goats and sheep???

    i heard it works with chickens. so, hey, why not sheep and goat?

    Yes you can use DE .

    It will not work, but you can still use it

    Feeding them coal would likely kill the worms, but it would likely kill the goats too

    But you can use it

    I get my info on all that from a website called Shadowridgedonkeys.com. I get our DE from them

    Imagine that.....a site trying to sell you something tells you it will do things.

    Any conflict of interests there?​
     
  5. MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast

    MyPetsMakeMeBreakfast Out Of The Brooder

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    i ment coal dust....but i geuss that kills them too.........
     
  6. lasergrl

    lasergrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see DE working for external parasites but their is no science behind it working internally. It doesnt work when wet, most people that use it admit it and recommend re applying it outdoors after it has rained. The inside of an animal is the wettest place I can think of. The jagged edges cant do the work internally. Now, there could very well be a reason it seems to help, maybe the minerals act as an immune booster, or change the ph just enough that worms dont explode. I dont know, but, it doesnt seem it would work mechanically as a dewormer like it does on external critters.
    I dont think that it works like some people think but I am going to try it anyways because it is beneficial in some way it seems.
     
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Now, there could very well be a reason it seems to help, maybe the minerals act as an immune booster, or change the ph just enough that worms dont explode

    The reason it appears to work is it passes through unchanged and helps dry the feces, which decreases the number of parasite eggs that hatch

    You can get the same results just spreading it on the ground​
     
  8. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that pineneedles work as a dewormer. I'm not sure which worms or if it in fact does work. You might want to look it up.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    No..it doesnt work at all..
     
  10. chickenboots

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    Check into a wormwood based herbal wormer for goats. I'm not sure if you can use it for sheep though.
     

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