Why FAMACHA Score?

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The parasitic Barber Pole Worm sucks blood from the abomasum in sheep, causing it to become anemic. This anemic condition can be noted in mucosal tissue, especially the lower eyelid. FAMACHA scoring quantifies the anemic condition, making it easy for producers to diagnose and treat only the infected animals, creating beneficial outcomes. Learn more in this practical tipsheet.



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