What's new in the world of worms?
March 22, 2019
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Three New Fact Sheets Published
"Genetic Selection: Using Crossbreeding & Estimated Breeding Values" was written by Dr. Scott Bowdridge and Andrew Weaver from West Virginia University. "Proper Use of Dewormers" was written by Dr. Lisa Williamson (DVM) from the University of Georgia. Dr. Kwame Matthews from Delaware State University is the author of "Management of Coccidia."
Genetic Selection: Using Crossbreeding & Estimated Breeding Values
Proper Use of Dewormers
Management of Coccidia
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BioWorma® US Launch
"We are happy to announce that the first shipment of BioWorma® and Livamol® with BioWorma® (www.bioworma.com) has now been received and cleared, meaning we are now open for business in the USA, with our first official distributor being Premier 1 Supplies, located in Iowa. We expect to add a number of distributors/suppliers shortly."
Breeding Parasite-Resistant Polypays
For the wool producer, hair sheep are not the answer. Those producers are looking to
identified genetic lines of Polypays with parasite resistance to attack the problem
that is likely to increase as producers increasingly rely on grazing marginal lands.
Selection for Low FEC in Cashmere Goats
Scottish researchers investigated the effect of selecting for low fecal egg count (FEC) in Cashmere goats. Goats from generations F2 through to F9 were monitored for FEC. They were compared to an unselected control line.
The study demonstrated that selected line animals excreted a significantly
lower number of parasite eggs in the majority of generations examined.
Differences Between Lab & Field
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Efficacy of the fungus was demonstrated in the lab, but not field.
New FAMACHA© Instructor
Melanie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 623-4800.
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Featured ACSRPC Member
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