- Vegetables: garlic
- Animals: sheep
- Animal Production: parasite control
- Pest Management: botanical pesticides
- Production Systems: holistic management
The newly implemented organic standards require producers to use natural materials to treat parasites in sheep and lambs. A 2003 SARE project indicated that garlic juice was the most effective organic worming treatment. This study will explore the use of the FAMACHA system to determine parasite load in lambs and to measure the effectiveness of different dosages of garlic juice to achieve the optimum worming rate. Outreach will be through publications, workshops, and a field day.