For those of you folks looking for a natural alternative to chemical and drug wormers for your livestock, please check out Molly’s Herbals from Fias Co Farm. She developed the Herbal Worm Formula System after much research, and uses it on her own animals. Here’s the link if you’re interested in reading about this herbal formula & would like to order it. http://fiascofarm.com/herbs/wormer.htm This can be used for goats, cattle, pigs, horses, sheep, chickens, llamas, alpacas and even cats and dogs. Some animals don’t care for the taste of the herbs, so Molly provides a recipe on her website to make dosage balls by adding Slippery Elm Bark (acts as a binding agent to hold the herb mixture together) and molasses. Wouldn’t you know neither Esmeralda or Scarlet would eat the herbs mixed in with their grain, so I ordered some Slippery Elm Bark powder. My order arrived today, so I made a batch of dosage balls.
I gave the first ball to Esmeralda who gobbled it up and was delighted to receive another one!
Here’s a little video of Esmeralda enjoying her Molly’s Herbals Worm Formula dosage ball!
Scarlet took a little coaxing and me breaking the ball into small pieces. Once she got a taste of it, she gobbled hers up and ate the second dose with no hesitation!