Worms VS Cold Weather

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Disco Paul, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Disco Paul

    Disco Paul Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    Just wondering if anyone knows if worms die off at a certain temperature or if they go dormant? I'm in Minnesota.
    Thanks Paul
     
  2. TC

    TC Well-Known Member

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    I curious to know the answer to this as well. However, I'm in Texas, not sure if it gets cold enough, long enough to make a difference.
     

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    goatkid Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Here in Montana, the ones outside the goats will die off on the frozen ground, however if the goats have worms in the fall and you do not worm them, they will poop worms in their stalls. The worms will also continue their cycles inside the goats and the stress of kidding will cause the infestation to get worse. I always worm at kidding, even if the ground is still frozen and I keep the bedding where the does sleep with their kids as clean as I can.
     
  5. Disco Paul

    Disco Paul Well-Known Member

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    Just a note to say thanks for the info. It got down to 10 above last night.Its time to worm this weekend.
    Thanks Paul
     
  6. moonspinner

    moonspinner Well-Known Member

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    I always fall worm after the first hard freeze. Has worked for me.