Kentucky State University
For years producers have been told they need to utilize selective treatment and cull animals that require greater numbers of treatments. Using the eye color score system (FAMACHA) we are able to select for resilience, but there is little evidence of the impact.
|Boers had higher egg counts post-weaning|
We moved the number of dewormings down over the years from 5 dewormings in 2008, to our current standard of culling any doe that is dewormed 3 times, or more, in a year. We started evaluating parasite loads in the kids at weaning and 60 days post weaning in 2016.
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Source: American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control