Simple Genetic-Selection Strategies to Manage the Barber Pole Worm


Genetic-selection tools can lift a seemingly grim parasite situation into a landscape that has hope. It will not happen in a year, but after several generations of careful breeding, you will begin to see some improvement in the resistance of your flock to the Barber Pole Worm, Haemonchus contortus. This tipsheet is intended to supplement the informative ATTRA publication Tools for Managing Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants: Animal Selection.

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