NEW STRATEGIES FOR SAFEGUARDING DEWORMERS – AND THE SHEEP

JANE FYKSEN

Managing internal parasites in sheep (or goats) by regular deworming of all animals is “no longer sustainable,” according to an Ohio State University team of researchers. They maintain that frequently observed worm populations resistant to all chemical classes of dewormer available to producers is warning “of the need to develop and adopt additional strategies if we intend to continue using pasture-based systems” for small ruminants.

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