The American (formerly Southern) Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control was formed in 2003 in response to the critical state of the small ruminant industry associated with the emergence of anthelmintic resistant worms. The mission of the ACSRPC is two-fold: (1) developing novel methods for sustainable control of gastrointestinal parasites in small ruminants and (2) providing information to the stakeholders in the small ruminant industry on the most up-to-date methods and guidelines for management of gastrointestinal parasites.
The ACSRPC membership includes scientists, veterinarians, extension specialists, and others who meet regularly and are in close communication, continuously updating guidelines for parasite management. Members are from national and international institutions, including universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and industries.
Active members are expected to collaborate on a research or extension project with at least one other member from a different institution. They are expected to attend at least one meeting per year and participate in 50 percent of the meeting. Each year, the consortium has one face-to-face meeting (usually at Fort Valley State University) and one electronic meeting. While there is an option to participate in the face-to-face meeting electronically, active members are expected to attend a face-to-face meeting at least every two years.
Affiliate members have interest in becoming a member or have been a member in the past, but are not currently a member.
The international category includes members and affiliate members from non-US countries.
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