Test Your Knowledge of Management Practices That Affect Dewormer Resistance

 

By Michelle Arnold

There are many important diseases in goats but none are as common or threaten the health of goats as much as internal parasites (worms). Although there are many types of worms that may contribute to a parasite problem, the blood-sucking barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) is the most prevalent and most important, especially in the southern US. This parasite causes the highest death loss in young animals during their first year on pasture, especially around weaning time.

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