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If you answered YES to ANY of these questions, keep reading! Research has shown that ALL of these practices ultimately lead to dewormer resistance, which means that eventually none of the dewormers will kill parasites on your farm -- and that means the parasites can kill your goats.
Parasites have been cited as the #1 cause of death in goats. If you've had goats for any length of time, you've probably had to deal with them at some point. Unfortunately, the Internet is filled with tons of old information! Practices from 10 or 20 years ago are still being used today, even though the latest research has shown that those practices lead to dewormer resistance.
So, where do you get the most up-to-date information? You can't subscribe to all of the scientific journals. You may not be able to get a farm sitter, which means you can't travel to attend conferences. That's why I created this online course -- and no, this is NOT about what I do. This course is about the latest research on parasites in small ruminants.
Like all my books and courses, this will NOT be a one-size-fits-all recipe for dealing with parasites. I believe in educating people so that you can become the expert on your goats on your farm. Because I teach college, I've been able to look up the latest research in scholarly journals, using the databases at the university. I've also contacted researchers personally to get more information about their studies. And I've attended multiple conferences to hear them talk about their research first hand. Then I traveled around the country, creating videos and narrated PowerPoints with the scientists on the front lines of parasite research. I'm bringing the conference to you! Who have I talked to?
Here are just a few of the things you'll learn ...
In 2002, Deborah and her family moved to 32 aces on a creek in the middle of nowhere to grow their own food organically. With the help of goats, sheep, pigs, and poultry, they produce 100% of their meat, eggs, and dairy products, as well as a large percentage of their vegetables, fruit, and herbs. Deborah is the author of three books, Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally, as well as the ebook Just Kidding. She also teaches sustainable agriculture courses online for the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She has been teaching Raising Dairy Goats Sustainably since 2013 and Pastured Poultry since 2015.
About Deborah's book, Raising Goats Naturally ...
"With endearing personal stories and laymen's scientific explanations, Raising Goats Naturally lays an enjoyable and empowering foundation for goat-rearing success on the self-reliant farmstead."
- Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm
What do others have to say about this course?
"Experience, information and how to keep our goats healthy always seemed like a mystery. Now I get facts, help, answers and know where to go to find them. THANK YOU!"
- Debi Kidder in Michigan
"This s a great resource for me to manage my herd better."
- Dede in Pennsylvania
When I started with goats, I ultimately had two problems that almost
spelled the end of my goat-raising adventure -- copper deficiency and
parasites. Both of those problems were made worse by bad information.
When we started having problems with parasites, I was initially told to
start giving a dewormer to my goats every month and to rotate dewormers,
which are two old ideas from the 90s that ultimately made my problem
much worse. Before I had the right information, I was watching goats die
from parasites, helpless to do anything because the parasites on my
farm had become resistant to every drug on the market. Even though it's
been more than ten years since that happened to me, a lot of that same
old misinformation is still being passed around because nothing on the web ever dies. No one should have to learn everything the hard way like I did. That's why I'm passionate about this course. I want everyone to have the information they need to succeed.