Alternatives


Growing and widespread resistance to commonly-used anthelmintics necessitates the need for alternative methods of internal parasite control in small ruminants. Many members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control have been conducting studies to evalute the potential of alternative dewormers.

 

Alternative dewormers: Do they work? Part 5 in a six part series on parasite control in goats. Steve Hart, Langston University. Originally published in Goat Rancher Magazine [July 2008].

 

Characteristics of browse plants for goats and sheep; Dr. Ken Turner, USDA-ARS, El Reno, OK [Timely Topic, June 2015]
 

Diatomaceous Earth (DE). Is it an effective natural anthelmintic for sheep and goats?: a review of the scientific literature. Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland Extension. [June 2013].


Do herbal dewormers work?  Dr. Dahlia O'Brien, Virginia State University [Timely Topic, March 2014]
 

Is the fungus still among us? The answer is yes.  Dr. Jim Miller, Louisiana State University [Timely Topic, December 2013].

 

Lassoing worms of exotic ruminant hoofstock species in zoos. Dr. James Miller, Louisiana State University [Timely Topic, July 2015].
 

Pine bark and other natural dewormers for small ruminants; Dr. Byeng Ryel Min, Tuskegee University [Timely Topic, June 2014].


Pumpkin Seeds: Do They Control Worms?  D.J. O'Brien, Delaware State University. [May 2010].

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Alternative Compounds to Commercially Available Anthelmintics to be Used in Sheep and Goats; E. Nelson Escobar, University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 10th Anniversary Conference of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control, Fort Valley, Georgia  [May 2013].

 

Does Diatomaceous Earth Have a Role in Parasite Control?; Niki Whitley and James Miller; W4: What Works With Worms Congress, Pretoria, South Africa [May 2015].

 

Herbs and Spices as Alternative Compounds to Manage Helminthosis in Sheep and Goats; Dr. E.N. Escobar; W4: What Works With Worms Congress, Pretoria, South Africa [May 2015].

Potential Newer Control Methods; Dr. James Miller; W4: What Works With Worms Congress, Pretoria, South Africa [May 2015].

 

Towards a Commercially Available Vaccine for WireWorm: Efficacy with Dorper Sheep in South Africa; H. Bredendamp, G.F.N. Newlands, Oberem PTO, W.D. Smith, and M.G. Snyman; W4: What Works With Worms Congress, Pretoria, South Africa [May 2015].

Control of Haemonchus contortus in goats with a sustained-release multi-trace element/vitamin ruminal bolus containing copper. J.M. Burke and J.E. Miller. Veterinary Parasitology. [April 2006].
 

Dietary copper sulfate for control of gastrointestinal nematodes in goats. J.M. Burke and J.E. Miller. Veterinary Parasitology. [March 2008].


Effect of High Tannin Grain Sorghum in Gastrointestinal Fecal Egg Counts in Goats. N.C. Whitley, J.E. Miller, J.M. Burke, D. Cazac, D.J. O'Brien, L. Dykes, and J.P. Muir. Small Ruminant Research. [October 2009]


Garlic exhibits lack of control over gastrointestinal parasites in goats; J. Burke, A. Wells, P. Casey, and J. Miller; Veterinary Parasitology [February 2009].


Garlic and papaya lack control over gastrointestinal nematodes in goats and lambs. J.M. Burke, A. Wells, P. Casey, and J.E. Miller. Short Communication: Veterinary Parasitology. [February 2009].


Herbal dewormer fails to control gastrointestinal nematodes in goats. J.M. Burke, A. Wells, P. Casey, and R.M. Kaplan; Veterinary Parasitology. [March 2009].

Influence of high tannin grain sorghum on gastrointestinal nematode infection in goats; N. Whitley, J. Miller, J. Burke, D. Cazac, R. Subburathinam, and L. Dykes; Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science.

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