What's new in the world of worms?

March 6, 2018

WORMINFO is a bi-weekly newsletter for subscribers to the WORMINFO listserv. The WORMINFO listserv lets subscribers know when something new has been 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 listserv@listserv.umd.edu. In the body of the message, write subscribe WORMINFO. You can also subscribe to the newsletters via Smore.

Risk Factors for Parasitism

Researchers assessed the factors associated with the periparturient rise in fecal egg count (FEC) in Katahdin ewes and associated changes in FEC in their lambs. Data came from 1,487 lambings by 931 Katahdin ewes from 11 farms in the eastern United States.

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Replacing Resistant Worms

Researchers in Argentina replaced ivermectin-resistant worms (Cooperia spp.) with susceptible worms. After two production cycles, the clinical efficacy of ivermectin improved from 73% to 99.4%, while the absolute efficacy improved from 54.1% to 87.5%.

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National Goat Conference: Save the Date!

The 2018 National Goat Conference will be held Sunday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 18 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center & TU Caprine Research & Education Center at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

This is the third National Goat Conference. The first National Goat Conference was held in 2010 at Florida A&M University. The second was held in 2013 at North Carolina A&T University. More than 400 people attended each of the first two conferences.

Go to conference web site

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Upcoming FAMACHA© Workshops

Hudson, New York - March 24
Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats: FAMACHA© Certification Workshop
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Columbia and Greene Counties
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Winterville, Georgia - March 31
FAMACHA© Certification Workshop & Small Ruminant Training
University of Georgia Small Ruminant & Camelid Club
UGA Double Bridges Sheep Unit in Winterville, Georgia
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Langston, Oklahoma - May 19
Parasite Workshop & FAMACHA© Training
Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma
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Producers must take an approved FAMACHA© training in order to receive a FAMACHA© card. Upcoming workshops can be listed on the WormX web site.
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New FAMACHA© Instructor

Sarah Mills-Lloyd, DVM has been added as a certified FAMACHA© instructor to the WormX web site. Dr. Mills-Lloyd is an agricultural extension agent with University of Wisconsin Extension in Oconto County. She is a veterinarian and former science teacher.

You can contact Dr. Mills-Lloyd at (920) 834-6845 or sarah.millslloyd@ces.uwex.edu.

Go to the list of certified FAMACHA© instructors

American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC)

The ACSRPC is a group of scientists, veterinarians, and extension specialists dedicated to helping small ruminant producers control GI parasites in their flocks and herds.