Assessment of an Herbal Feed Additive on Reducing Gastrointestinal Nematodes in an Alpaca Operation

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2020: $13,448.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2020
Grant Recipient: Hoof & Hound
Region: Northeast
State: New Jersey
Project Leader:
Dr. Erin Masur, DVM
Fork You Farms, LLC
Dr. Alexia Tsakiris
Blue Sage Veterinary Wellness Center
Article published in Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Health 2022, Vol 6(4): 151 With ever-growing drug resistance and significant global prevalence, gastrointestinal nematodes are an increasingly common cause of death on small ruminant and camelid operations, threatening the productivity and economic health of those industries. An alternative to traditional anthelmintics is an herbal feed additive called Early Bird. The formula includes constituents shown to be effective as nematicides, and addresses the comorbidities associated with acute and chronic parasitism.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
Erin Masur, Tri-State Veterinary Services
Alexia Tsakiris, Naturopawthic Veterinary Wellness Center
Kelsey Bruno, Northwest Missouri State University
Miles Theurer, Veterinary Research and Consulting Services
Samantha Gerb, University of Missouri
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.