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Tools for Managing Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants: Animal Selection



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By Linda Coffey

Published: May 2012

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Introduction

For long-term animal health, improving sheep and goat resistance or resilience to internal parasites is a very important strategy. Animal breeding can build a stronger, more resistant herd or flock if producers will identify and select the best animals for long-term health. This publication discusses methods and rationale for selecting sheep and goats with improved resistance or resilience to internal parasites. It also briefly describes other management tools helpful to producers and to the small ruminants raised in humid areas.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Animal Selection
Breeds
Measuring Resistance
or Resilience
How to Use
This Information
Encouragement
Summary
Internal Parasite
Management
Assessment
References
Further Resources

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