What's new in the world of worms?

April 2, 2018

WORMINFO is a periodic 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.

Does Lambing Treatment Benefit Lambs?

Anthelmintic treatments to ewes around lambing time, often with long acting products, have become common practice on UK sheep farms, but these treatments have also been shown to be highly selective for anthelmintic resistance in New Zealand and Australia, with field data supported by modelling results.

British researchers conducted a study to determine 1) the effect of treating or withholding anthelmintic treatments; and (2) the effect of treatment of ewes with a persistent or non-persistent anthelmintic, on early infection in lambs in the UK.

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Proceedings available on flash drive

Proceedings from the Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference All Worms All Day are now available on a flash drive. The conference was held December 9, 2017, at Delaware State University. Speakers were members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). All topics pertained to internal parasites (worms and coccidia) in small ruminants.

To receive the flash drive, send your name and address, along with a $10 check payable to the University of Maryland to All Worms All Day Flash Drive, Western Maryland Research & Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756.

Marketing Sericea Lespedeza

Fort Valley State University will soon open the door for small-scale growers to gain skills that could help them establish a sustainable market for sericea lespedeza products.

Sericea lespedeza is a high-tannin forage that has been shown to reduce internal parasite loads in sheep and goats.

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Upcoming FAMACHA© Workshops

April 7
Small Ruminant Conference, including FAMACHA© training
Faulkner County Extension Office, Vilonia, Arkansas
Info: Richard Klerk at (501) 329-8344 or raklerk@uaex.edu

April 19
FAMACHA©, plus other small ruminant topics
Monroe County Rec Department, Forsyth, Georgia
Info: Caitlin Bennett Jackson at (478) 994-7014 or crbenn@uga.edu

May 19
Parasite Workshop & FAMACHA© training
Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma
Info: http://www.luresext.edu/?q=content/parasite-workshop-and-famacha-training

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.