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My buck has this for the 2nd time this year.

About a month ago he started losing a quarter sized patch of hair.
I gave him his dose of iron thinking it could be that.

Now its a decent size patch of hair and he's loosing his balance.

Yesterday when I fed him he was fine.
This morning I went out to feed he came out of the barn holding his head odd and walking a little different, but he was still talking and eating.

I just got home and moved him to an area where I can keep a good eye on him.

I had my dog run him a bit just to confirm the balance issue.
He went to make a turn and completely nose dived.
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I don't know what to do.
Treating this worm isn't cheap and its not like I can kick the deer out of the area..


Are some goats more susceptible to it?
Should I consider selling him off once I get him cured?
 

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Try controlling the snails and slugs instead of the deer. Ducks eat the little buggers that pass the meningeal worm to the goats. It doesn't go straight from the deer to the goats. At least, this has come to be my understanding.

I'm sorry you are having this trouble again, it's horrible.
 

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Sorry, this was supposed to go to the goat section.


The area is just so large, is there really a good way to treat for slugs and snails?
 

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Could I have this moved to Goats please?
 

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And here you are.

If you want to treat on the cheap, get Panacur and dose at 10x the cattle dose. I used that in addition to Ivermec Plus.

It may be best if you treat him twice, and then keep him drylotted, or at least away from browsing the deer infested area.
 

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Fencing off the wettest areas might help. Ducks, turkeys and guineas couldn't hurt. And a livestock guardian dog might help reduce the time the deer spend in the area. Hope you find something that reduces the chances. Of course, its Georgia, wait a year, we're due another miserable drought!
 
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