I have a few does who have been struggling to put weight on. They don’t have hay belly and don’t seem to eat any more than usual but they are under conditioned despite having constant access to hay and pasture and regular access to alfalfa pellets. We had parasite issues last year around this time (rainy season!) and while the signs aren’t all the same, I am again assuming that it’s internal parasites. What can I do (if anything) in addition to deworming to help them get back in condition? Is this one of the times where adding as much grain as needed would have more benefit than not?
Secondly, two of my does have passed tape worms in the last month. Neither had been dewormed prior to passing the worms. Should I still deworm them after seeing the worms passed?
Whatever is causing the problems for everyone is not negatively affecting FAMACHA scores. I’m assuming this is because all of my goats are regularly supplemented with COWP.