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Delousing goats

Delousing goats

The quart of Ultra Boss we bought to deal with our goats' lice comes with a measurer in the bottle. But the product is more geared toward cattle than goats, so I decided to use a syringe instead to ensure I dosed our doe and wether correctly. Aurora got 2 mL of insecticide dripped along her back while tiny Edgar got only 1 mL. Hopefully a repeat in two weeks will kill any lingering biters and will leave our herd once more in tip-top condition.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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