January 2021

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Everything You Need to Know About Worms in 25 Minutes - Dahlia O'Brien

"Everything You Need to Know about Worms in 25 Minutes" is the title of a presentation given at the 2018 Our Farms, Our Future (SARE) Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The presenter was Dr. Dahlia O'Brien, Small Ruminant Specialist at Virginia State University and consortium member.

A new fact sheet has been published in the Best Management Practices to Control Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants series. It is entitled "On-Farm Selection for Resistance to Parasites." It was written by Dr. James Morgan from Roundtop Consulting in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The fact sheet is especially relevant for producers whose flocks/herds are not enrolled in a national genetic evaluation program, such as NSIP (National Sheep Improvement Program; nsip.org).

Download fact sheet
View other fact sheets in series

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH vs GUT WORMS; Comparing the Evidence | Sez the Vet

Dr. Sarah Crews speaks about diatomaceous earth (DE) in one of her latest "Sez the Vet" YouTube videos: Diatomaceous Earth vs. Gut Worms: Comparing the Evidence. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is often touted as a deworming agent.

Dr. Sez (Crews) is a lifestyle block veterinarian near Auckland, New Zealand. Her "Sez the Vet" YouTube channel is a good source of information for small ruminant producers.

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Earlier this year, the Global Animal Welfare Award of the World Veterinary Association was presented to Dr. Gareth Bath. Dr. Bath is a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria (in South Africa).

Dr. Bath has been involved in some major international projects involving parasite control. He is a foreign member (international collaborator) of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC).

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Michael Pesato is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Food Animal Medicine department at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally form Ohio, Dr. Pesato received his B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Studies and Animal Science from the University of Findlay.

Dr. Pesato works to educate veterinary students and local clientele on small ruminant husbandry, parasite control, and preventative medicine while also providing in-hospital and ambulatory services to dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goat, swine, and camelid clientele.

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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.