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By By Dave Scott, NCAT Agriculture Specialist

Published: June 2018

Updated: n/a



2 pages


The Barber Pole Worm is present throughout the United States and represents the greatest single intestinal parasite threat to small ruminants. In the arid West, irrigated pastures are breeding grounds for the Barber Pole.

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Use FAMACHA to Create Parasite Refugia
How to Create Refugia Using FAMACHA
The Practical Advantages of FAMACHA Scoring
Other Excellent Uses of FAMACHA Scoring
Where Can I Learn How to FAMACHA Score?
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