Internal Parasites, mainly the stomach worm, are the greatest concern to the meat goat industry with little promise for any silver bullet medication in the future. This is a problem that hit us extremely hard in the 2007 spring for the first time. As indicated earlier, it is closely associated with a wet season and lush pastures. We believe that new management of this problem is critical however some bloodlines are more susceptible to the worms than others.
Our new management technique will be extensive and be heavily influenced by trying to migrate to a herd of Boers that are more resistant to the Internal Parasites. Our program will include recent information on Managing the Barber Pole Worm from article written by Joan Burke - Research Animal Scientist.