WeCAHN Small Ruminants Network

WeCAHN Small Ruminants Network

Membership of the WeCAHN small ruminants experts network includes veterinary practitioners, laboratory diagnosticians, veterinary college researchers, and provincial ministry staff including veterinary epidemiologists.

What's new in parasite control

Handbook for the Control of Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats LINK                                                                                                                                                           A comprehensive manual describing diagnosis, management and control of internal parasites in sheep and goats.

General principles of parasite control:

General management (American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC)) LINK  
Nutritional effects on parasites (ACSRPC) LINK
Parasite biology impacts control (ACSRPC) LINK
Pasture management (ACSRPC) LINK
Periparturient egg rise (ACSRPC) LINK
Fecal egg count (Infographic) (ACSRPC) LINK

Treatment and control principles
Famacha Eye Anemia System (Infographic) (ACSRPC) LINK
Proper use of de-wormers (ACSRPC) LINK
Managing de-wormer resistance (ACSRPC) LINK
On-farm selection for resistance to parasites (ACSRPC) LINK
Targeted selective treatment Combination treatments (ACSRPC) LINK
Combination treatments (Infographic) LINK

Management of coccidia (ACSRPC) LINK
Omnipresent coccidia (Infographic) (ACSRPC) LINK

Additional information

Gilleard Lab University of Calgary 

American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control LINK


Special topics

Following are collections of documents from the WeCAHN information library in the areas of small ruminant emerging issues, infographics and short summaries, and international small ruminant surveillance and research.

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Graphic emerging issues

Emerging issues

Emerging small ruminant health issues such as antimicrobial resistance, emerging diseases, and zoonoses
Graphic infographic

Infographics and summaries

Infographics and summaries on small ruminant health and surveillance topics
Graphic globe

International small ruminant surveillance, research, and foreign animal diseases

Foreign small ruminant diseases, international small ruminant health surveillance, and research