I bought a yr old billy, his withered brother' and two older females last year. I had to board them for the winter, and I received a call last week that one of my females had twins, and the other is "bagging up". I told my co-worker I bought them from, and he's thrilled. But then he said I needed to deworm the new mom, immediately, and two more times on 10 day intervals. The couple who are boarding them aren't goat raisers, but their daughter is, and she's been acting as midwife, for "us". She never mentioned deworming again. They were dewormed before I brought them down, to board them. So first question, is it nessasary?
Second question, please don't get to upset if this is way off the wall, or extremely cruel. It's not my intent. My billy doesn't smell. When I asked my coworker about that, he said it was because he is only a year old, wait till next year. Why? Can't the smelly glands be removed? He didn't need them to get the job done this year. Did anyone ever hear of that being done before? I'm thinking it'll be harder to board him if he's stinky, and we are no where near to being able to live full time on our hill, where I can care for them year round. Thanks for your input. Ray