Worm Control for Small Ruminants in Tropical Asia
By Editors: R.A. Sani, G.D. Gray and R.L. Baker
Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Sustainable technologies for the control of worm parasites of goats and sheep in the tropics have been developed through a series of international research projects, several of which have been supported by ACIAR.
ACIAR funded a collaborative project between research organisations in Southeast Asia for ILRI and regional partners to explore new ways to control helminth parasites in the tropics. The project aimed to increase small ruminant production in Southeast Asia by controlling internal parasites, which are one of the major constraints to sheep and goat production in the tropics. Control of internal parasites also provides an avenue for general improvement in husbandry methods.
The three objectives of the project were: to prevent the spread of resistance to anthelmintics (dewormers) used for control of nematode parasites of sheep and goats in
Asia; to assess genetic variation in resistance to gastrointestinal nematode parasites in different breeds of sheep and goats; and to disseminate information about control of internal parasites in the tropics.
This publication and the accompanying CD draw together information from a number of sources to describe the state of research and development on worm control in sheep and goats in Asia and the Pacific.