BioWorma Now Available
BioWorma® can now be purchased in the US. Previously, livestock producers could only purchase Livamol, the supplement that contains BioWorma®. This is because EPA restricts the sale of BioWorma® to veterinarians and feed premixers.
Premier 1 Sheep Supplies (in Iowa) is now selling 15-lb. pails of BioWorma®. Premier is able to sell BioWorma® directly to producers because it has veterinarians on-staff.Read full blog entry
Immune Systems Decline With Old Age
Researchers studying wild Soay sheep on the remote St Kilda archipelago have revealed that the animals' immune responses to parasitic worms decline through adulthood.
On-farm research conducted in the past few years at several locations in Ohio has reconfirmed that overwintered larvae can create heavy worm burdens in ewes and lambs, and this can result in severe disease as early as mid-June.
Timely Topic: Sept. 2014
by Ann Zajac DVM, Virginia Tech
While many internal parasite infections of sheep and goats can only be diagnosed with the use of a microscope, tapeworm infections are all too apparent. Tapeworm segments, either individually or in long chains, can be seen in manure or even emerging from the host animal, and are a familiar sight to most sheep and goat owners.
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