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Managing Your Flock, Part 2: Preventing Internal Parasites

In this video, NCAT Livestock Specialist Linda Coffey joins Dr. Joan Burke, ARS/USDA researcher at the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Center in Booneville, AR, continue the farm tour they began in Managing Your Flock, Part 1: Diagnosing and Treating Sick Sheep.

They look at aspects of good animal husbandry and assess the pasture, manure, sanitation, animal behavior and body condition. They also discuss genetics and the importance of selecting strong animals for your flock.

These videos were produced with support from Organic Research and Extension Initiative Grant number: 2016-51300-25723.

Additional Resources:

ATTRA website, Animal Health and Nutrition section

ATTRA podcast episode 159, Small (Ruminant) Talk: All About Health

American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control

Genetic Selection: Using Crossbreeding and Estimating Breed Values

ACSRPC Fecal Egg Counting

Low Cost Fecal Egg Count Information

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