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The "OTHER WORMS" That Infect Small Ruminants

While the barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) and coccidia (Eimeria spp.) are usually the primary gastro-intestinal parasites infecting small ruminants (sheep, goats, and camelids), there are other worm parasites that can infect them and sometimes cause problems, individually or as part of mixed parasitic infections. This fact sheet series details these "other worms." Each fact sheet is written and reviewed by members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). Reviewers usually include at least one veterinarian. 

Fact Sheets (.pdf)

The other worms that infect sheep/goats - Jim Miller (November 2022)

Four phases of parasitic infection - Jim Miller (October 2021)

Brown stomach worm (Teladorsagia) - Katherine Petersson and Elizabeth Kass (December 2022)

Cooperia spp. - Susan Schoenian [March 2024]
Hookworms (Bunostomum phlebotomum) - Michael Pesato (December 2022)

Lungworms - Susan Schoenian (February 2024)
Meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) - tatiana Stanton and Sage Buckner (December 2022)

Nematodirus - Dahlia O'Brien (April 2023)

Nodule (Nodular) worms - Oesophagostomum - Lindsay Dearborn and Leyla Rios (February 2023)

Tapeworms (Moniezia expansa) - Susan Schoenian (February 2023)

Threadworm (Strongyloides) - Joan Burke (November 2022)

Trichostrongylus colubriformis - Juan Felipe de J. Torres-Acosta and Gabriela Mancilla-Montelongo (July 2023)

Whipworm (Trichuris ovis) - Steve Hart and Jessica Quijada (November 2022)


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Last updated 03.29.24 by Susan Schoenian.

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