Pasture Management


Pasture is the primary vector by which small ruminants become infected with internal parasites. As a result, pasture management strategies will have a large effect on pasture infectivity and parasite loads in small ruminants.


Decreasing barber pole larvae population on grass pastures: is liquid nitrogen fertilizer a viable alternative?  Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, North Carolina State University [Timely Topic, April 2017]

High quality forage helps to maintain resilience to GI parasites; Dr. Ken Turner, USDA-ARS, El Reno, Oklahoma [Timely Topic, July 2014].


Late summer parasite management strategies in goats; Ken Andries, Kentucky State University [Timely Topic, August 2013].

Improving parasite management with annual crops
by Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, Michigan State University [Timely Topic, February 2015].


Parasite control with multispecies grazing and rotational grazing; Steve Hart; Langston University.

The "silver bullet" of worm control in small ruminants
Paul Casey, Heifer Project International. [Timely Topic, November 2014].

Silver bullet seconded: can the right grazing strategy control parasites; Dave Scott, NCAT-ATTRA, Butte, Montana [Timely Topic, January 2015].

Silver Bullet Step One:  Just Do It!  Paul Casey, Heifer Project International [June 2016].

Stocking densities impact worm loads: let us count the ways. Dr. James Morgan, Fayetteville, Arkansa [Timely Topic, April 2016].

Conference Proceedings

Grazing and Pasture Management; Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, North Carolina State University; 10th Anniversary Conference of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control [May 2013].

Fact Sheets

Best Management Practices for Controlling Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants: Pasture Management; Heather Glennon, University of Mt. Olive [February 2018].

Strategies for coping with parasite larvae on pastures in the springtime in Ohio; William Shulaw, Rory Lewandowski, Jeff McCutcheon, and Joyce Foster, Ohio State University Extension [2012].

Tools for managing internal parasites in small ruminants: pasture management; Linda Coffey and Margo Hale; National Center for Appropriate Technology/The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) [October 2012].

Use of a brown mid-rib sorghum x sudangrass hybrid in a small ruminant parasite control program; William Shulaw, Rory Lewandowski, Jeff McCutcheon, and Joyce Foster, Ohio State University Extension [2012].

Use of forage chicory in a small ruminant parasite control program; by Jeff McCutcheon, Rory Lewandowski, William Shulaw, and Joyce Foster, Ohio State University Extension [2012].

Journal Articles

Impact of rotational grazing on management of gastrointestinal nematodes in weaned lambs; J.M. Burke, J.E. Miller and T.H. Terrill; Veterinary Parasitology [July 2009].


Meeting Abstracts

Sunn hemp with chicory or pearl millet to minimize gastrointestinal nematode infection in weaned goats; J. Burke, J. Mosjidis, and J. Miller; Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science [February 2011].