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Internal Parasites

There are a number of stomach and intestinal worms that affect goats and include:


  • Barbers pole worm
  • Black scour worm
  • Brown stomach worm
  • Tape worm
  • Liver fluke
  • Stomach fluke
  • Small lung worm
  • Nodule worm
  • Thin necked intestinal worm


Worms can be classified into three main types which correspond to the mechanism they use to cause ill health.  They are:

  • Blood sucking
  • Damage to the gut lining
  • Migration through tissue


There are two major methods for controlling worms

  • Chemical – the use of drenches
  • Non Chemical – the reduction of larval contamination on pastures


(Source Australian Goat Notes)