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AFSRC Picture of the Week, August 8, 2005
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 parasitic nematode worm

Gastrointestinal parasites present a management challenge to producers of small ruminants such as goats and sheep. AFSRC, in cooperation with Virginia Tech University, is evaluating effects of chemical and physical characteristics of plants on parasitic nematode worm Haemonchus contortus egg development and larval survival.

Photo by Jeff Ellison

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Last Modified: 8/11/2005
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