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Wormy Lessons
Mon Jun 2, 2014 11:18 AM CDT

Dewormers are still the No. 1 weapon for parasite control. But without good pasture management, you may not get the optimum return from that investment.

"I'm very much aware of the buildup of resistance in nematode parasites," said cattle producer and retired animal scientist John Stuedemann, of Comer, Ga. "Our underlying philosophy is to minimize the use of chemical dewormers. We try not to deworm more than twice a year. We also think of the total management system and try to minimize the handling of animals."

Tom Yazwinski, University of Arkansas animal scientist, ...

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