What's new in the world of worms?
January 31, 2019
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Studying Parasites in Ohio
Read article in Ohio's Country Journal
The Fungus is Coming!
After more than 20 years of study, an animal health company in Australia has commercialized the fungus. It is being sold under the trade name BioWorma®.
Read full article in Delmarva Farmer
Get Your Flash Drive
Proceedings from the 2018 Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference: All Worms All Day are now available on a flash drive. The conference was held December 8 in Keedysville, Maryland. In addition to providing information to small ruminantnproducers, the conference provided 5 continuing education credits to veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians.
Send your name, address, and $10 check (payable to the University of Maryland) to AWAD Flash Drive, Western Maryland Research & Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756.
Diclazuril Is Effective Against Coccidiosis
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Effect of Undegraded Protein
Since maternal nutrition during pregnancy is a major environmental influence on fetal development with consequent effects on post-natal performance, Irish researchers hypothesized that the level of intake of digestible undegraded protein (DUP) by the dam in late pregnancy would impact on the effectiveness of the immune response by offspring to gastrointestinal nematode infection.
New Timely Topic
BioWorma® is a biological control agent against the immature (larval) stages of gastrointestinal nematodes in livestock feces. The primary delivery system is thoroughly mixing the fungal spore material into supplement feedstuffs for daily feeding.
Read Timely Topic
Download Timely Topic (PDF)
New Video: Body Condition Scoring Sheep
Body condition scoring is part of the Five Point Check©. The Five Point Check© is a chute-side tool for making deworming decisions.
New International Collaborator
For the past 30 years, Chris Lawlor has been the owner and manager of International Animal Health in Australia. He plays an active role in the day-to-day running of the business.
One of the products that International Animal Health markets is BioWorma®, a natural biological control that captures and consumes infective worm larvae (including chemical resistant/anthelmintic multi-resistant larvae) within the manure of grazing animals.
Chris can be reached at email@example.com
American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC)