What's new in the world of worms?

February 6, 2018

WORMINFO is a bi-weekly newsletter for subscribers to the WORMINFO listserv. The WORMINFO listserv lets subscribers know when something new has been posted to WORMX, the web site of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). To subscribe to the WORMINFO listserv, send an email to listserv@listserv.umd.edu. In the body of the message, write subscribe WORMINFO. You can also subscribe to the newsletters via Smore.

Moxidectin Prevents PPER

The periparturient egg rise (PPER) is a well-documented phenomenon in small ruminants, whereby ewes and does suffer at temporary loss of immunity to parasites around the time of parturition. Researchers tested the impact of moxidectin at peripartum on fecal egg counts and clinical parameters of ewes and lambs in the high altitude tropical Andes of Colombia.

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FAMACHA© Certification and Small Ruminant Training

The University of Georgia Small Ruminant and Camelid Club will offer a FAMACHA© certification workshop and small ruminant training on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the UGA Double Bridges Sheep Unit in Winterville, Georgia.

For more information, contact Lisa Williamson DVM at lisa1@uga.edu.

The link for pre-registration is https://squareup.com/store/ugasrc

Video: Duddingtonia flagrans

Duddingtonia flagrans is a non-chemical biological control for the infective stages of parasitic GIN of grazing animals, which acts by substantially reducing the numbers of infective worm larvae (including multi-resistant larvae) emerging from manure onto pasture. When fed to animals, the thick-walled spores remain inert (having no effect within the host animal) and resist digestion, passing through into the manure. There they germinate and form trapping organs that capture, paralyze and consume emerging infective worm larvae (including multi-resistant larvae).

Watch the video to learn more.
"I have been told that the product should be available in the US sometime early 2018. Stay tuned." Dr. Jim Miller, Louisiana State University (retired)

Visit dunningtonia.com to learn more.

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.