The Silver Bullet of Parasite Control in Small Ruminants

The Silver Bullet of Parasite Control in Small Ruminants

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

I manage a 60-ewe sheep flock at Heifer Project International’s Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas. About 10 years ago, we started looking at alternative methods of controlling gastrointestinal parasites in sheep. We tried garlic juice, papaya seeds, pumpkin seeds, an herbal dewormer, grazing chicory, grazing sun hemp, and intensive rotational grazing.

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