Kidding and calving can be hard on an animal.
Giving birth can wear an animal out, and You will find your goats become more susceptible to worms after giving birth.
We decided heading into our births to boost our goats minerals, make sure they were at optimum health going into the birth.
However we did not deworm our goats prior to the birth. We hoped that giving them the right feed and minerals we could avoid deworming.
A few weeks in we realized that was not going to happen, our does needed to be dewormed.
Gizmo was looking worn down, and sick. She was losing weight and looked listless.
We treated Gizmo with Ivermec and Fabendazole.
Lacy also was suffering from a worm load, but not as badly as Gizmo. As her problem was less, we only gave her Ivermec.
Unfortunatly both Ivermec and Fabendazole have a milk withdrall time, a period of time that you should not drink the milk produced by the goats after they have taken this medication.
So sadly we are not milking our does right now.
They are still feeding their young, there are no warnings against nursing goats using either Ivermec or Fabendazole, so the young can enjoy the milk.
Sadly we can’t 🙁