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Guardian Dog Success in West Texas on Large Landscapes

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Guardian Dog Success in West Texas on Large Landscapes

Can guardian dogs make a difference against coyotes and other predators, even when both the livestock owner and the dogs are inexperienced? Steve Bryns, Texas A&M AgriLife News editor shares what researchers found, along with resources you can use to get started with dogs.

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The Importance of Tail Docking Lambs

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

Ever had a rotten tooth pulled? I have, and it smarts a bit. But would I rather that tooth was still there, or that it abscessed and dumped toxins into my bloodstream? Not really. And that’s essentially the case in favor of docking most lambs’ tails shortly after birth. “But Bill!” you protest. “A lamb’s […]

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Regain Genetic Parasite Resistance

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Regain Genetic Parasite Resistance

What is the first line of defense when parasites attack livestock? A drug (chemical) is immediately purchased and applied to the animal. Does it work? Yes, it usually does. For how long? Days, weeks, months, rarely more than one year and then the predators return. Or does the chemical become ineffective after several years of […]

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Treating Parasites in Small Ruminants

By   /  April 17, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  4 Comments

It turns out, treating every animal in the herd 2 or more times a year, as many of us were taught, creates more problems than it solves. Here’s what we should do instead.

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The Silver Bullet of Parasite Control in Small Ruminants

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  1 Comment

Tired of battling parasites in your herd or flock? Here’s what three experts found to be the best solution.

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