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May 23, 2019
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Canadian Fact Sheets on Internal Parasitism
Treatment for Tapes Not Warranted
While sheep tapeworms are large and the segments passed in the dung are very obvious, there is no consistent evidence that they cause production loss or ill-health. Therefore, treatment for tapeworms is not warranted.
Using FAMACHA© for Liver Flukes
Researchers investigated the potential of using the FAMACHA© system for targeted selective treatment (TST) of liver flukes. FAMACHA© scores were collected on 288 sheep prior to winter slaughter, when fluke infections were largely mature, and condemned livers were recovered and adult flukes extracted.
Protein-Rich Diets to Control Parasitism
Indian researchers conducted an experiment to determine the effect of dietary protein supplementation on fecal egg counts and hematological parameters in goat kids with sub-clinical nematodosis.
Joint US-Europe Meeting
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Joint ACSRPC-COMBAR Meeting
September 21, 2019
Southwest AREC Sheep Field Day & Ram Test Sale
Virginia Tech Southwest Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Glade Spring, Virginia
Info: web link
The Southwest AREC Ram Test evaluates rams for parasite resistance. Many of the sale rams also have EBVs for parasite resistance.
October 19, 2019
Small Ruminant Pasture, Grazing, & Browsing Conference
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
This all-day conference will include a presentation on internal parasite control.
Sponsored by Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Extension
Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk Teaching Center, Ewing, Virginia
Info: Dahlia O'Brien at email@example.com
This is the third time this conference will be held. It was previously held in Maryland and Delaware. All speakers are members of the consortium.