What's new in the world of worms?

February 20, 2018

WORMINFO is a bi-weekly 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.

Second Fact Sheet in Series Published

The second fact sheet in the Best Management Practices to Control Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants series has been published. The second fact sheet discusses the potential use of copper oxide wire particles in parasite control programs. It was written by Linda Coffey, Sheep & Goat Specialist with NCAT-ATTRA.

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Download Copper Oxide Wire Particles Fact Sheet
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Survey to Determine Impact of VFD

Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with other Land-Grant Universities, is conducting a nationwide survey of food-animal producers to learn more about how the VFD rules that have been in effect just over a year have impacted animal agriculture.

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Take survey . . .
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Effects of Selective Deworming

A 3-year study (2006-2008) was conducted at the Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center in Beaver, West Virginia to determine the effects of selective deworming on performance and parameters associated with gastro-intestinal parasite management.

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New Fact Sheets From Australia

The Department of Primary Industries in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has published several new fact sheets pertaining to internal parasites in small ruminants. New South Wales has a varied climate, including regions in which the barber pole worm is problematic.

Managing worms in sheep in NSW

DIY Worm Egg Counting

Managing worms in goats

Alpaca worms - an overview

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.