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Pumpkin as a dewormer?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Pigs' started by Carla D, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Nov 10, 2018
    Carla D

    Carla D Loving the herd life

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    ive really recently discovered my baby goats have a big problem with worms and at this age they shouldn’t. I’ve been looking back and thinking about this. When we first brought them home we put them in our only vacant area we had left. It’s the pen we used to farrow two pig in early this spring. We had cleaned it up, and had been vacant since April. But, we did not disinfect the area. That was stupid. I’m thinking this is the only possible place they could have picked up worms. If that’s the case we need to worry about our pigs as well. Two of which have given birth within the last two weeks. I mentioned it to my husband. We have a large pile of pumpkins that we collected after Halloween and have been feeding them to the pigs. They think it’s candy. My husband told me that the pumpkins should take care of the worms. My questions are, is pumpkin really an effective dewormer for pigs? I’ve heard that it takes a really big amount of pumpkin to work for goats as a dewormer. More than they are probably willing to eat. Is that the case with pigs as well? We are currently dealing with round worms and barberpole worms. Will pumpkin do the job or should we get prepared to give 20+ pigs deworming medication?