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New Fact Sheet on TST
All of the Best Management Practices fact sheets are being written and reviewed by members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control.
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Timely Topic: February 2016
Do's and Don't's of FAMACHA© Scoring
by Katherine Petersson, University of Rhode Island
The FAMACHA© system is an important tool in identifying and selectively deworming sheep and goats affected by barber pole worm infection. Selective deworming minimizes drug use and slows the rate of development of drug resistance. It can also aid in selective breeding decisions by identifying those animals that are most susceptible to barber pole worm infection.
However, as we all know, there are right ways and wrong ways to do things.
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