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AFSRC Picture of the Week, June 12, 2006
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Employee describes barberpole work to students
Control of gastrointestinal (GI) parasites in small ruminants is a problem for most Appalachian farmers.  Jeff Ellison, Biological Science Technician, talks with Independence High School students on the barberpole worm (Haemonchus contortus) life cycle in meat goats.  The Meat Goat Management research team located at AFSRC is evaluating forage resource, grazing management, and chemical dewormer options for controlling GI parasites in meat goats, hair sheep, and wool sheep.

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