What's new in the world of worms?

March 20, 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.
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Delayed Weaning Proves Beneficial

When do you wean your lambs? In 2014 and 2015, two experiments were conducted in Ohio to determine the effect of weaning age on the health and performance of lambs.

In the first experiment, two weaning options were compared: 1) Lambs were either weaned at 60 days and put on pasture; or 2) left with their mothers until weaning at 123 days. In the second experiment, four weaning options were compared.

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New Dewormer Approved in Canada

A short-acting, oral drench offered by Zoetis (Startect) has received Canadian approval for use in sheep for treatment and control of a range of adult and immature worms, including Haemonchus contortus (barber pole), and nematode parasites including Teladorsagia and Trichostrongylus.

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The 3rd National Goat Conference, hosted by Tuskegee University (in Alabama), will be held September 16-18, 2018.

Upcoming FAMACHA© Workshops

March 24
Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats: FAMACHA© Certification Workshop
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties

CCE Meeting Hall, 479 Route 66, Hudson, New York
Info: program link or (518) 828-3346 ext. 209

March 31

FAMACHA© Certification Workshop & Small Ruminant Training
University of Georgia Small Ruminant and Camelid Club
UGA Double Bridges Sheep Unit, Winterville, Georgia
Info: https://squareup.com/store/ugasrc or lisa1@uga.edu

April 19
FAMACHA©, plus other small ruminant topics
Monroe County Rec Department, Forsyth, Georgia
Info: Caitlin Bennett Jackson at (478) 994-7014 or crbenn@uga.edu

May 19
Parasite Workshop & FAMACHA© training
Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma
Info: http://www.luresext.edu/?q=content/parasite-workshop-and-famacha-training

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.