Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Test Your Knowledge

Take the this 10 question quiz to test your knowledge of how common deworming practices may help or hurt the resistance problem.

Traditionally, parasites have been controlled by frequent, regular administration of chemical dewormers.  However, with the emergence of multiple drug resistant parasites, new approaches are required.  Resistance is a genetic change in a population of worms that allows some individual worms to survive and multiply despite administering the proper dose of dewormer at the right time. 

It is now essential to view all dewormers as extremely valuable and limited resources that must be used intelligently with prevention of resistance as a goal.

  • True or false?
    A good practice is to deworm all of the animals in the herd then move them immediately to a new, clean, safe pasture.

Source:  Timely Topics, American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). Written by Dr. Michelle Arnold, Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, University of Kentucky.

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