A Systems Approach to Control Gastrointestinal Nematodes (Gin) in Organic Small Ruminant Production
Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center
Project Number: 6227-21310-009-92
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 01, 2011
End Date: Aug 30, 2014
The objectives are to examine farm management systems for year round gastrointestinal nematode control, identify resistant animals to minimize problems with nematode infection, conduct on-farm studies on the feasibility of techniques developed from research studies, and educate outreach professionals and producers on adopting available organic gastrointestinal nematode control strategies in small ruminants by disseminating state-of-the-art knowledge and procedures.
The impact of continuous use of integrated methods that have been developed by these investigators previously will be examined using a systems approach in a long term experiment. Forage systems, including birdsfoot trefoil, will be examined to minimize parasite infection. Integrated approaches described above will be examined on-farm by producers who will submit information on the success of approaches employed.