When Grass Kills

In Hawaii, grass can harbor larvae known as Barberpole worm all year long because there is no winter freeze to limit their reproduction cycle.

It affects young lambs and nursing mothers to the degree they will die if the internal worm load is high enough. Prevention is key, so I move sheep onto fresh grass twice a week. I am deworming with a variety of medications on a regular basis. More on this later.

Author: Thema

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