Mugwort and Goats

Hi there,

just writing to ask about how much mugwort would you use and how often to rid goats of worms. Also if you still need to do some other worming as well.

Been looking through your site. Love it. We have mini goats so maybe they would need less I don't know so would love some info. We live in Australia and have terrible problems with worms that we even loose sheep and goats here due to worms.

When it is raining for months we actually have to worm our goats almost fortnightly. So I would be really grateful if you get back to me. Hope to hear from you. Keep up the good work.

Sincerely Laurel

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Mugwort for worms
by: Anonymous

Do you use the mugwort leaves, roots or stems?

Thank you

Don't have any goats right now
by: Sue Merriam

I currently don't have any goats to test, so unfortunately I can't answer that question. As to where to get mugwort, you can find it on Amazon and on this site as well. I have not used Diatomaceous Earth for worming, although I have heard good things about it.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.


by: Angela Rothweiler

How about doing this in a drench form with water?
How much per goat?
I currenlty use Molly's Herbals and a tsp. per goat is the dose.

Where do you get this?
Which form would you recommend for drenching?

What worms does it cover?
Have you used Diatomaceous Earth before for worming?

Do you test your goats other animals for worms?
I am looking for proof that it works.

Goat Treat Worming Recipe
by: Sue Merriam

Hi Laurel!

Thanks for your kind words about my site. Mugwort is an excellent remedy for ridding your goats and other animals (and people too for that matter) of parasites, but goats won't touch it in and of itself, so you will have to mix up a goat treat and add the mugwort to it to make it palatable for your goats.

A powdered herb is four times more potent than the dried variety, so you will need to adjust the following recipe. The amount listed below is for a full-grown standard-sized goat, so for a mini goat you would need to halve the amount of mugwort

Worming Treat for Goats Recipe

2 cups of wheat bran
or oat bran

Boiling water
1 carrot, shredded
1 apple, chopped
8 teaspoons of dried mugwort OR 2 teaspoons of mugwort powder

½ cup of honey

Place the wheat or oat bran in a large boil and add just enough of the boiling water to make the bran moist and crumbly, but neither too dry or too moist. Allow the mixture to sit for five minutes.

Then mix in the shredded carrots and chopped apple. Then stir in the mugwort and honey.

You can give this treat to your goats as a supplement to their usual grain.

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