WORMinfo is back after a six-month hiatus. WORMinfo is the newsletter of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). It is edited by Susan Schoenian.
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Dewormer Charts Updated
The American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control dewormer charts have been updated for 2021. Michael Pesato, a veterinarian from Mississippi State University has updated the three charts which give dewormer doses for different sized sheep, goats, and camelids. Additionally, the charts provide withdrawal periods, including for when the drugs are used in an extra-label manner, which is most common with goats and camelids.
Translation of Resource Material
New Fact Sheet
Understanding parasite life cycles and the factors which affect them can help producers develop more effective control programs.
Consortium adds new members
The consortium was founded in 2003 in response to the critical state of the small ruminant industry associated with the emergence of anthelmintic resistant worms. Membership includes scientists, veterinarians, extension specialists, and others who meet regularly and are in close communication, continuously updating guidelines for parasite management.
There are fourteen fact sheets in the Best Management Practices to Control Internal Parasites Fact Sheet Series. Each fact sheet was written and reviewed by members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control. The series was created to provide information to help sheep, goat, and camelid producers manage gastro-intestinal parasitism in their flocks/herds.
Since 2013, over 60 "Timely Topic" articles have been published to the web site of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC; WormX). The articles are written by members of the consortium and cover various topics pertaining to internal parasite control in sheep, goats, and camelids. Some of the articles are available in PDF format.