21 minutes | Dec 14, 2022

5-Point Check for Parasites

If you've listened to previous podcast episodes on parasites, you have heard us talk about the 5-point check, but what exactly is it? How can you use it to determine when you need to use a dewormer?

Quite simply, the 5 things to check are:

  1. FAMACHA
  2. Body condition
  3. Poop
  4. Coat condition
  5. Bottle jaw

In this episode, I'm talking about how you can use this information, which you can get for free, to keep an eye on the parasite status of your goats.

I also talk about which worms cause which symptoms, and how different combinations of symptoms can mean different worms.

To learn more about using dewormers correctly, check out our previous episode with Dr. Michael Pesato, discussing the newest recommendations of the American Consortium of Small Ruminant Parasite Control.

See full show notes here >> https://thriftyhomesteader.com/5-point-check-for-parasites/

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