April showers bring May flowers (and worms).
Weekly Worm Webinars
Small Ruminant Extension Specialists in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia are teaming up to offer weekly worm webinars via ZOOM. Each week, a different topic pertaining to internal parasites (worms + coccidia) will be discussed.
Canadian Handbook on Parasites
"Handbook for the Control of Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats" is a Canadian publication. It was originally written in 2010. It was updated in 2019 and will always be a "work in revision," as the understanding of parasitism in sheep/goats evolves.
Some innovative producers are now turning to nature’s way of reducing internal parasite burdens on their livestock: grazing management that reduces parasite infestation and using pasture plants that contain compounds that are antagonistic to the worms.
Mixed Grazing Fails to Reduce Parasitism
Read more . . .
Timely Topic: August 2017
Organic Management of Parasites
by Linda Coffey, NCAT-ATTRA
Organic livestock production is increasing in the United States, due to demand for organic products, including meat, milk, and fiber. Offering certified organic products can be a way for livestock producers to receive a higher price.
Read full article
Download as PDF file
Due to Covid-19, FAMACHA© workshops are being conducted online. To be able to purchase a FAMACHA© card, producers must pass a quiz and demonstrate FAMACHA© scoring proficiency (via a submitted video).
April 21-June 9 (12-1 pm)
Register at https://go.umd.edu/worm-webinars
April 27 (12-1 pm)
Kentucky Worm Talk Q&A
Kentucky Sheep & Goat Development Office and University of Maryland Extension
Register at https://go.umd.edu/KY_WormTalk
Online FAMACHA© certification (6-8 pm)
Virginia State University and Fort Valley State University
May 7 (1-3:30 pm)
Online FAMACHA© Certification
University of Maryland Extension
Register at https://go.umd.edu/FAMACHA
The University of Rhode Island continues to offer online FAMACHA© certification at https://web.uri.edu/sheepngoat/famacha/.
About the Newsletter
WORMINFO is a monthly newsletter about gastro-intestinal parsites. It is sent to subscribers to the WORMINFO listserv. The WORMINFO listserv lets subscribers know when something new has posted to WORMX, the web site of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). To subscribe to the WORMINFO listserv, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the message, write subscribe WORMINFO. You can also subscribe to the newsletters via Smore.