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Gareth Bath

Emeritus Professor
Sheep and Goat Health and Production


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Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Pretoria
Private Bag x04
Onderstepoort 0110
South Africa


Gareth Bath has had wide experience of most aspects of sheep and goat health and production since 1970 and has published extensively in scientific journals and other scientific publications including several books and chapters in books. He has delivered over 100 scientific addresses and over 20 papers at international conferences. Past service includes many posts up to President of the South African Veterinary Association, Chairman of SA Veterinary Foundation, Regional Representative of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association, Inaugural President of the International Sheep Veterinary Association, Convenor of the Small Stock Health Advisory Body, Chairman of the Livestock Welfare Coordinating Committee and others. Internationally he has made contributions in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, France, Greece, Britain, Norway, Belgium, India, Malaysia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the United States of America. He has been involved in some major international projects involving parasite control, including those funded by the FAO and EU. From 2006 onwards he has been a foreign member of the ACSRPC and in 2008 was elected the first South African to join the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management, a specialist body. He is co-developer of the internationally acclaimed FAMACHA© system and the initiator of the FIVE POINT CHECK for the targeted selective treatment of small ruminants, as well as designing and promoting sustainable, holistic, integrated parasite management systems for sheep and goats farmers world-wide.


Conference proceedings

FAMACHA© system: back to nature's basics. W4: What Works With Worms Congress, Pretoria, South Africa [May 2015].
Leave the Best, Treat the Rest - Targeted Selective Treatment for the Resource-Poor in Africa - 10th Anniversary Conference ACSRPC, Fort Valley, GA  [May 2013]

Timely Topics
Stop Selecting Sissy Sheep (and Goats)!  [July 2016]

WURMFUNDI: What Works With Worms [July 2021]


Last updated 12.15.23


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