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Thursday, December 5, 2013

FAMACHA: Another Tool in Parasite Control

FAMACHA: Another Tool in Parasite Control 
Steven M. Jones, Associate Professor

There are several sources for information on parasite control and FAMACHA. One good source source ishttp://www.SCSRPC.org.

The most common worm is the barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus), which feeds on blood in the abomasum (true stomach), and if there are too many, they cause anemia, poor performance and ultimately death of the animal. The barber pole worm is responsible for the death of 85 percent of the animals that die of worms and is, therefore, a very important worm. 


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