- Animals: goats
- Animal Products: meat
- Animal Production: animal protection and health, parasite control
- Pest Management: genetic resistance, integrated pest management
The meat goat industry is rapidly losing a vital tool as worm resistance is building to the only available dewormers on the market. If farmers can implement a pest management system to decrease their reliance on chemical dewormers by using new technology such as FAMACHA, selective drenching and fecal testing, they can effectively manage the health of their herd while also keeping resistant worm eggs from populating pastures and reduce use of chemical dewormers.