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Tools for Managing Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants: Pasture Management



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By Linda Coffey and Margo Hale

Published: October 2012

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Introduction

Proper pasture management can reduce the number of parasites ingested by sheep and goats, keeping parasite burdens low. This publication discusses techniques for managing parasites on the pasture and for increasing grazing animalsí resistance to parasites through improved nutrition. Pasture management is a vital component of a holistic parasite management strategy.

Table of Contents

Introduction:
The Internal Parasite
Problem ........................1
Parasite Life Cycle
and What Aff ects It .......... 2
Grazing Animals ............... 4
Pastures .......................7
Pasture Management ............ 8
Summary ........................11
Pasture Management
Assessment......................12
Livestock Nutrition
Assessment......................14
Internal Parasite Management
Assessment .................... 15
Resources ......................16
References .....................17

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