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Posted: Oct/04/2007 11:43 AM PST
I am new to your community. My name is Dora Renee' Wilkerson. I have chickens, horses, rabbits, goats, and I grow a lot of our own food. The whole reason for me joining your group is because I can not seem to find any information on what I can use on my animals as a "Natural" wormer and HOW much to use.
I have read that Black walnuts and Pumpkin seeds but that's it. I have also found places that will sell me a natural wormer but I can't seem to find how I do it on my own.
Right now I give commercial wormer when the animals need it but just like everything else I would like to give them something natural if I can.
Please if anyone knows what and how much I would LOVE to hear the answer. I am all ears!
Dora Renee' Wilkerson
Posted: Oct/04/2007 1:25 PM PST
I would suggest that you ask a vet to confirm any recipe you receive is fine to use. A lot of information has changed about what is toxic to animals recently. I had purchased a product including dried garlic that is sold commercially at natural health food stores. It is still readiliy available for sale. Recent evidence indicates that garlic is toxic to cats and dogs over time. In other words, the poisioning effects can be culmulative. I am mentioning this since you will see garlic in recipies for not only control of fleas and ticks for cats and dogs, but also for worming.
Location: Upstate New York
Posted: Oct/06/2007 12:06 PM PST
Black walnut will cause laminitis (founder) in horses when used in bedding. I wouldn't use a flake of it on my horse. If you think of the severity of damage worms do to horses (colic), sheep (brain damage, anemia), goats (brain damage, anemia), I wouldn't be afraid of the commercial dewormers used strategically. Keep poop out of your pastures (rake them to break up clumps or pick them up if small paddocks), rotate horses, sheep onto paddocks if you can - they don't share parasites.