Ruminant Parasite Information

Parasites are a continuous learning process in goats, especially in the soggy NW area of the US.

We have created this page to help goat owners better understand, manage, and avoid extensive parasite loads in their goats. This is a list of articles and information compiled by NWODGA members and listed here simply to help goat owners. If you are experiencing significant problems, we would always advise seeking a veterinarians advice.
* These articles may vary in their information and dosages, please research carefully, seek advice from your veterinarian and know what your doing before dosing your animals. Also it is always best to have a Fecal Test done via an experienced livestock/goat lab, such as one of these labs listed at the bottom of this page, to see which parasites you need to treat. 

Goat Parasites: Management and Control, By Drs. Sue Stehman and Mary Smith, June 1995/Revised 2004

Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats, Feb 2013, Oregon State University

The Secret Lives of Goat Parasites, from the ABGA site

Gastrointestinal Parasites in Sheep and Goats: Frequently Asked Questions by CSU Extension, 5/2010

Fiasco Farm Dewormers for Goats

Deworming Part 1 - Types of Dewormers, By Goat Spots

Deworming Part 2 - Dosages, By Goat Spots

Goat Guideline for Anthelmintic Dosages (internal parasite dewormers) July 2006

Common Goat Medications and "Easy to Understand" Dosages, by WPDGA

 Source: Veterinary Parasitology Reference Manual, 4th Ed; Foyert, 1997

Fecal Testing Labs

MeadowMist Lab Services Facebook Page HERE  OR  MeadowMist Lab Services Website HERE

MeadowMist Lab Owner/Operator info:  

Sandi Walters is owner and operator of MeadowMist Lab Service. Her qualifications include 25 years combined experience as a clinical Veterinary Technician and as a Senior Animal Research Technician (LATG) working in R&D at Upjohn/Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis Animal Health. Her 13 year tenure at Pfizer included assisting in parasitology research.

Washington State Veterinary Laboratory:

Basic Fecal Float info HERE and Baermann Fecal (Lungworm) info HERE

MidAmerica Agricultural Research, Inc

Click here for Small Ruminant Fecal Submission Form

Click here for an Extensive List of College Labs that do Fecal Testing As listed on the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC) website.