Start Date: Sep 01, 2004
End Date: Aug 31, 2009
Laboratory, pen feeding, and pasture studies will be conducted with medicinal plants and specific isolated, plant chemical compounds that have anthelmintic properties for small ruminants. Specifically, "Haemonchus contortus" control in pasture-based meat goat finishing systems will be measured by evaluating effects of chemical and physical characteristics of plants on "H. contortus" egg development and larval survival. Information obtained will enhance existing research-based management guidelines related to pasture, feed supplements, parasite control, and meat quality for meat goat producers.