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Project No: AP2/10

Title: Integrated nematode parasite control in small ruminant flocks in semi-arid areas of South Africa with emphasis on the control of Haemonchus contortus and Teladorsagia circumcincta
Project Leader: Dr JA van Rooyen Starting date: January 2009
Partners: Closing date: December 2015
 
Objectives: * Establish the extent of resistance of Haemonchus contortus to worm remedies in sheep and goats through a survey
* Identify the nematophagus fungi present on sheep and goat farms and develop techniques of employing the fungi to assist in parasite control
* Establish parameters for clinical selection of breeding animals with genetic resistance and/or resilience on a flock basis
* Establish standards for nutritional supplementation to enhance natural resistance to H. contortus and Teladorsagia circumcincta
* Establish a farmer-friendly protocol for managing nematode parasites in sheep and goat flocks
* Establish a knowledge hub on internal parasites of small ruminants to support research and training
* Develop and validate a flock management protocol for integrated nematode parasite control on natural pastures as well as on irrigated pastures.
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