s sombody ordering from hoeggers? they have an articel about wormers in the 2004 catalog. would be interesting to hear some opinions about herbal wormers and efectivness of herbs in general. i wanted to give it a try but as soon as i have sprinkled it over thei food they don't want to eat it any more. so i made a dought with molasse out of it. two of my does loved it and eat it like candy but the other five don't want that. other question is in order to be effective do i have to use a chemical dewormer first? oh what a stupid question. susanne UPTATED WORM REPORT Portions of a recent three-year study sponsored by a USDA $250,000.00 grant were published in the November, 2003 Goat Rancher Magazine. This study addresses the problems posed by the high prevalence of drug resistance in gastrointestinal parasites in goats.Goats are extremly susceptible to wormsand die if not successfully treated. Stomach worms are blood feeders and a goat can die from blood loss due to these worms within several weeks. the two most used drugs ivermectin and Albendazole, have proven to be ineffective. In fact, the majority of the commonly used chemical dewormer just don't work at all. Quoting Dr.Ray Kaplan,University of Georgia Parasitologist, "if the goat industry keeps doing what it has been doing, in a few years, there will be no drugs left to kill worms and the goat industry will suffer greatly. We are trying to look at new and better ways to use drugs as well as drug alternatives." Worms and other species of parasites, such as coccidia protozoa,invade the body, consume the vital oxygencarrying whit blood cells, wound tissue and excrete cancer-causing wastes. Sick goats are often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated for other diseases when worn infestation has played the key causative role. A worm infestation can seriously impact the health of your goats. Although we normally think in terms of the stomach and intestines as being the primary sites for these uninvited guests, parasites can also be found in the liver, muscles, joints, esophagus,brain, spinal column, blood, skin and even in the eyes. Speaking from our own experience of 69 years of goat keeping, we have succsessfully used the Herbal Wormer wich, when given in the feed once a week as directed: * Maintains a safe, effective level of natural paraside to wich worms never become resistent * It will not harm pregnant does, unborn kids or young ones * You never have to throw away that wonderfull milk that you and your goats worked so hard to produce. * the Herbal Wormer is easy to administer and very economical to use. Another report, wich was featured in the United Caprine News several years ago, showed the Herbal Wormer to be more effective than most of the popular widely used chemical drugs.