May 2021

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The Best Management Practices to Control Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants Fact Sheet Series is now complete. There are fourteen fact sheets in total. The first fact sheet was published in December 2017. The last one in February. Each fact sheet was written by a member of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control and reviewed by 3 or 4 other consortium members, including a veterinarian parasitologist. The fact sheets were created to provide information to help sheep, goat, and camelid producers manage gastro-intestinal parasitism in their flocks/herds.

List of Fact Sheets

Combination treatments are now recommended for clinically parasitized sheep/goats, but what happens if you give them for several years? Argentinian researchers evaluated the efficacy of a combination treatment, given continuously over a 4 year period .After repetitive use of a combination treatment of moxidectin + levamisole, efficacy remained high (100%) and only decreased to 58% for T. colubriformis.

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In the last several months, several articles have been published in the Veterinary Parasitology journal about the efficacy of Barbervax®, the vaccine that provides protection against the barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus).

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Two consortium members from South Africa were recently honored with prestigious awards for their life-long contributions to agriculture: Faffa Malan and Gareth Bath.

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Worms During Kidding Season is new podcast from For the Love of Goats. The podcast is hosted by Deborah Niemann. In this weekly podcast, she interviews Susan Schoenian about managing does and worms during the kidding season.

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Listen to other podcasts by ACSRPC members

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.

Archive of Timely Topic articles

WORMinfo is edited by Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist. It is published every 1-2 months.

American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control

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. The consortium was formed in 2003 in response to the critical state of the small ruminant industry associated with the emergence of anthelmintic resistant worms.