December 19, 2019

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Anthelmintic Resistance in Meat Goats

Fecal egg count data from the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test and Eastern Oklahoma State College Buck Test were analyzed to determine trends in anthelmintic resistance in US meat goats. Data suggest a high prevalence of poor efficacy of anthelmintic treatment.

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Bacteria Eats Parasitic Worms

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a new bacteria that eats parasitic roundworms from the inside out. Before roundworms attack their final host – an animal or a human – they first feed on bacteria as they develop.

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TST vs. Whole Flock Treatments

Researchers in Ontario, Canada, reported on a study in which they compared whole flock treatments (WT) vs. targeted selective treatment (TST) of periparturient ewes. Six client-owned farms were utilized in the study.

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Intensity of Parasitic Infections

Chinese researchers conducted a study to compare the infection intensity of gastrointestinal parasites on farms with different feeding and management regimes: confinement (indoors), semi-confinement (3-4 hr grazing per day), and grazing (semi-desert grassland/rangeland).

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Featured ACSRPC Member

Dr.Seyedmehi Mobini has more than 40 years of experience as a veterinarian and educator. His expertise is in the area of sheep and goat disease prevention, surveillance, treatment, herd health management, and reproductive management. He is a Professor of Veterinary Science at Fort Valley State University

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WORMINFO is a monthly newsletter about gastro-intestinal parsites. It is sent to subscribers to the WORMINFO listserv. The WORMINFO listserv lets subscribers know when something new has 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 In the body of the message, write subscribe WORMINFO. You can also subscribe to the newsletters via Smore.

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. The consortium was formed in 2003 in response to the critical state of the small ruminant industry associated with the emergence of anthelmintic resistant worms.