Internal and external parasites can drain the productivity and profitability of your sheep, and increase their susceptability to other diseases. In recent years, resistance to many veterinary products used for controlling parasites has complicated parasite management. In addition to using the materials listed below, also see the parasite section of the Health Module. Consulting with your veterinarian and monitoring the level of infection of your flock, allow you to target your control efforts to increase effectiveness.
- Parasite Control & the ‘Five Star Worm Plan’ (An extensive parasite control handbook developed by the University of Guelph. Although developed specifically using Central Canadian research, much of the information is relevant for all sheep producers. This link will redirect you to the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency website.)
- Guide to Parasites in Sheep (ALP booklet)
- Facts about T. ovis (ALP fact sheet)
- The Problem with Spots (article by Dr. Kathy Parker on controlling T. ovis published in the April 2012 ALP N'ewesletter)
- Sheep Parasites in Alberta (Presentation given at the April 2014 ALP 'Meet the Board' by Dr. Michel Levy, U of C)
Videos on ALP's YouTube channel, Sheep Central Alberta:
Thin Ewe Syndrome: Tackling production limiting dieases (includes information on parasite control)