What's new in the world of worms?
September 25, 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the message, write subscribe WORMINFO. You can also subscribe to the newsletters via Smore.
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ACSRPC Members Attend Meeting in Belgium
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What is Sainfoin?
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Update on Online FAMACHA© Training
Online FAMACHA© training was initiated in March 2016 by the University of Rhode Island, in cooperation with the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ASCRPC). Since inception and through July 31, 2019, 333 participants from 43 US states and 6 Canadian provinces have started the program with 213 participants completing it and receiving FAMACHA© certification (64%).
Video: War of the Worms
In response to increasing reports of anthelmintic (wormer) resistance in many common gastro-intestinal worms affecting the health and welfare of livestock and horses, the Moredun Institute (in Scotland) has teamed up with an animator to create an engaging and entertaining short film highlighting the important elements involved in the development and spread of anthelmintic resistance as well as the crucial messages on sustainable methods of worm control.
Using GPS to Combat Parasitism
The benefits of GPS tracking technology to combat internal parasite burden were explored by researchers in Australia. Twenty ewes from a fine-wool Merino stud were fitted with GPS collars. The position of each animal was recorded every 12 seconds over a 24 hour period. Concurrent with the fitting of the collars, fecal samples were collected and FEC was determined.
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