TOOLS FOR MANAGING INTERNAL PARASITES IN SMALL RUMINANTS: SERICEA LESPEDEZA

BY LINDA COFFEY, MARGO HALE, TOM TERRILL, JORGE MOSJIDIS, JIM MILLER, AND JOAN BURKE

Control of internal parasites, especially of haemonchus contortus (barber pole worm, stomach worm), is a primary concern for the majority of sheep and goat producers. These parasites have become more difficult to manage because of increasing resistance to nearly all available dewormers. A severe infection of barber pole worm causes anemia, bottle jaw, and if not treated, death of infected sheep and goats.

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