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FAMACHA Score Four Sheep in 30 Seconds

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  2 Comments

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Last week we shared an article about the problem of parasite resistance to worming medications and c
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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

2 Comments

  1. Burke says:

    Why do you not recommend culling the treated animals? Probably easier to develop resistant sheep than to avoid resistance in the parasites.

  2. Kirk Cunningham says:

    One issue with parasite treatment in general is that medications that treat parasites also tend to make the animal’s manure toxic to dung beetles. At least that’s my impression as a layperson

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