Below are links to resources that both new and seasoned goat owners may find helpful. Please note that when it comes to goat care, we recommend finding and developing a relationship with a good small ruminant veterinarian first and foremost. We do our best to find science-based information from credible and reliable sources, but the internet is not a substitute for proper veterinary care.
Internal parasites that affect goats are one of the greatest--if not the greatest--threats to the health of your goats. The most common and dangerous internal parasite in the United States, especially in the southeast/areas that have warm, humid weather, is the strongyle species haemonchus contortus, more commonly known as the “barber pole worm.” We recommend the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC) as a source of current, science-based information and strategies for dealing with parasites. If you are new to goats, the ACSRPC's six-part series on controlling worms in goats is a good place to start.