Heavier sheep a refuge for drench-susceptible worms

By Anika Rodgers
Leaving heavier Merino ewes untreated for worms while treating their skinnier counterparts may help combat drench-resistant worms, research suggests.


Bighorn sheep in Similkameen threatened by mites
By Daybreak South, CBC News
Highly contagious mites make sheep more susceptible to disease and other bacteria.

Lambing School to provide birth-management training

By Emma Hopkins
Sheep and goat producers at any level of expertise are invited to learn more about the critical production phases of late gestation, lactation and care of newborns at Purdue Extension’s annual Lambing School on Feb. 14. The workshop, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will focus on lambing and kidding procedures and factors that influence birth success, such as nutrition, reproduction, health considerations, lambing facilities and necessary management practices. It will be at Purdue University’s Animal Sciences Research and Education Center Sheep Unit, 5675 W. 600 N, West Lafayette.


Effects of Supplemental Dried Distillers Grains or Soybean Hulls on Growth and Internal Parasite Status of Grazing Lambs

T. L. Felix, I. Susin, L. M. Shoup, A. E. Radunz, and S. C. Loerch
The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of supplementation of grazing lambs with dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) or soybean hulls (SBH) on growth rate and nematode-parasite status. Over the course of four experiments in consecutive years, 312 lambs were grazed on the same four or six paddocks.

Efficacy of Garlic Juice, Copper Oxide Wire Particles, And Anthelmintics To Control Gastrointestinal Nematodes In Goats

By A. D. Courter, T. K. Hutchens, K. Andries, J. E. Miller, J. E. Tower1, and M. K. Neary
Resistance of gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) to anthelmintics and a need for nonchemical control of GIN necessitates investigation of alternative control methods. This study examined the efficacy of garlic juice (99.5 percent pure) (G), copper oxide wire particles (COWP), levamisole (L), moxidectin (M), a combination treatment of COWP and G (CG), and no treatment (C) for GIN control in lactating Boer x Kiko does.