What's new in the world of worms?

December 26, 2018

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The Fungus is Coming!

The 1st full container of products left for the USA on December 19, 2018. There are two products. BioWorma® is supplied to veterinarians, feed mills, and premixers. Livamol® with BioWorma® can be sold to end user (producers).

BioWorma® is a biological control product for further mixing into feed, feed supplements, premixes, or concentrates. It contains spores of a fungus that trap and consume infective worm larvae (including anthelmintic-resistant worms). Livamol® is a nutritional supplement.



Change in Labeling of Dewormers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested that animal drug companies voluntarily revise the product labels for their approved anthelmintics used in livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, poultry and swine) and horses to add information about antiparasitic resistance.

The new labeling information is intended to help end-users, including veterinarians, livestock producers, and animal owners, better understand the proper use of anthelmintics and ways to monitor and slow down the development of antiparasitic resistance at the farm level.

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Unfavorable Genetic Correlations In Dairy Goats

Swiss researchers analyzed data from 20 herds to determine heritabilities of and genetic correlations between phenotypic traits linked to gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) and milk yield in two major dairy goat breeds (Alpine and Saanen). For all goats (n=1303), individual recordings of fecal egg counts (FEC), FAMACHA© eye score, packed cell volume (PCV), and milk yield were performed twice a year with an anthelmintic treatment in between.

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Creep Feeding to Overcome Parasitism

Over a two year period, Brazilian researchers evaluated the effect of creep feeding with a protein supplement on the susceptibility of nursing lambs to infection with gastrointestinal helminths. Male and female crossbred lambs were allocated to one of two treatments: 1) creep feeding (0.57 lb/d; 261 g/d); and 2) control (no supplementation. Lambs grazed with the mothers (n=52) on native pastures.

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Extra Label Drug Use FAQs

Extra Label Drug Use (ELDU) describes the use of an approved drug in a manner that is not in accordance with the approved labeling, yet meets the conditions set forth by the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994 (AMDUCA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

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New ACSRPC Member

Emily Clement works for Kentucky State University (KSU) with Dr. Ken Andries as a Small Ruminant Extension Associate and Research Co-Investigator.

Emily is a licensed Veterinary Technician and has worked in the animal industry since 1994. Her experience spans from private veterinary practices, laboratories, shelters, to teaching veterinary technology on the college level.

You can reach Emily at eclement@kysu.edu

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American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC)

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.