Year after year, despite various changes in management, we would encounter lice in late winter and early spring in our goats. I found dealing with it incredibly frustrating since none of the effective methods were compatible with our goal of natural care. So each year I would resignedly use one of the powdered concoctions on them, hoping maybe next season I’d come up with a solution.
All that changed last year, in 2018, when I re-read Pat Coleby’s book Natural Goat Care, one of the few goat books I have that I recommend to people. It finally clicked. In NGC, Pat talks about how important sulfur is:
“…animals receiving the correct amounts of sulfur in their diet will not get lice.” Continue reading “Natural Treatment for Lice in Goats”