Person: Mike and Cheryl Hopkins

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Internal parasites are an important
issue in goat production, and parasite
resistance to drugs is prevalent.
• Grazing management, including
frequent rotations and providing
browse, reduces the likelihood that
goats ingest larvae.
• Reductions in FAMACHA score and
some fecal egg counts were observed
following grazing interseeded
pastures.
KEY FINDINGS
• At Frog Hollow Farm, FAMACHA
scores did not change throughout
the grazing season, but fecal egg
counts were lower after interseeded
pastures had been grazed.
• At Girl and a Goat Farm, FAMACHA
scores and some parasite fecal egg
counts were lower in goats grazing
seeded pastures.

December 3, 2014 

RESEARCH REPORT