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A place to discuss natural treatment of parasites

Discussion in 'Natural and Organic Husbandry' started by Beekissed, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Jan 13, 2019
    goatboy1973

    goatboy1973 True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    Our goats have a wide variety of plant material to dine on since we are mostly grass fed. Our goats like most are browsers and eat a little of one thing and a little of another and then move on to something else somewhere else so there's not a chance of our goats getting sick or dying from too much of one thing. We raise pumpkins so after Halloween and throughout the fall, our goats get truckloads of discarded pumpkins. They eat seeds and flesh and leave the outer skin. Thanks for your concern and you are totally correct...too much of a good thing can be bad.
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2019
    Beekissed

    Beekissed Herd Master

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    I've been quite successful in controlling fleas here with the simple application of sweet lime to the yard in the early spring and also in the fall. I haven't had to treat the dogs for fleas for the past few years since starting that regimen. Never use those chemicals on their skin again and the yard gets a much needed boost of lime. We have very acidic soils here.