Dr. Steve Hart
Extension Goat Specialist
Steve Hart is a Research Scientist II at Langston University in Oklahoma. He has a 50% extension appointment and has worked at Langston since 1991. He received a BS degree in Dairy Science from Texas A & M in 1972. Following service in the Army during the end of the Vietnam conflict, he received a MS in Animal Nutrition from Texas A & M in 1971. He completed a Ph.D in the Dairy Science Department at Virginia Tech in 1981 in Nutrition. He conducts extension education programs in goat production and goat parasites in Oklahoma and has spoken to goat producers in over 20 states. He has taught many workshops on integrated parasite management both within and outside of Oklahoma. He conducted some of the first research showing the efficacy of sericea lespedeza in controlling parasites and has conducted a number of field studies using FAMACHA© and copper oxide wire particles. He has conducted a study on rotation grazing for controlling worms. Steve has investigated several herbs such as cayenne pepper, wormwood, and garlic for parasite control. He has written a number of articles in popular press magazines on parasite control and other subjects. Steve also conducts research and extension in the area of nutrition and designed the Langston interactive nutrient calculator on Langston's web site. He wrote the chapters in the Meat Goat Handbook on Goat Nutrition and Goats for Vegetation Management.
Articles by Dr. Hart
How to Grow Worms (or Not) [March 2017]
Parasite control with multispecies and rotational grazing
Potential solutions for highly resistant worms in sheep and goats [October 2013]
Controlling worms in dairy goats: a challenge [September 2012]
Worm Control in Goats [Goat Rancher Magazine, 2008]
Part 1: Meet the enemy
Part 2: Managing the barber pole worm
Part 3: Integrated parasite management with FAMACHA©
Part 4: Dewormers and dewormer resistance
Part 5: Alternative dewormers: do they work?
Part 6: Doing your own research and fecal egg counts