Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Small Ruminants using Forages Containing Condensed Tannins

2005 Annual Report for LS04-164

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2004: $15,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Southern
State: Georgia
Principal Investigator:
Will R. Getz
Fort Valley State University

Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Small Ruminants using Forages Containing Condensed Tannins


A team of researchers, extension educators, commodity organization leaders, and producers met for two research and extension planning meetings for the purpose of developing SARE R & E, PDP, and Graduate Student Proposals on the field use of condensed tannin-containing forages to control gastrointestinal nematodes in small ruminants. The proposals were developed for the 2005-2006 funding cycle, and the PDP and Graduate Students proposals were both funded.

Objectives/Performance Targets

1. To assemble a multi-disciplinary, multi-institution team of researchers, extension personnel, producer organization leaders, and farmers to discuss, prioritize, and plan a field-based research program using bioactive forages and other forage/grazing strategies for sustainable control of small ruminant GIN in the southern USA, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

2. To develop an education and outreach plan to effectively share research results and prepare informational material for appropriate clientele groups throughout the southern SARE region.

3. To develop a full proposal for submission to the Southern Region SARE Program in 2005.


Members of the Southern Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (SCSRPC) met at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Stephenville, TX, from April 20-22, 2005 to plan SARE R & E, PDP, and Graduate Student proposals for submission for the 2005-2006 funding cycle. The Graduate Student proposal and the R & E and PDP pre-proposals were completed and submitted on June 1, 2005. The Graduate Student proposal was funded, and the PDP proposal was invited to be submitted as a full proposal. A second planning meeting was held at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC from August 18-19, 2005, to develop plans for submission of the full PDP proposal, which was then completed and submitted by November 15, 2005. The PDP proposal was funded for half the amount requested.

Impacts and Contributions/Outcomes

With a successful outcome of our SARE PDP grant, educational materials will be developed concerning small ruminant parasite control techniques that will reduce producer dependence on chemical anthelmintics and promote use of novel control methods in integrated systems on-farm. The materials will be presented in producer workshops that are already part of SARE-funded SCSRPC activities


Garth F. Bath

Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute
Animal Production & Ethology Section
Onderstepoort, SA
Michael Larsen

[email protected]
The Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University
Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology
Copenhagen, DK
Office Phone: 01104535282
Thomas Terrill

[email protected]
Research Scientist
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley , GA 31030
Office Phone: 4788256814
Steve Hart

Research Scientist
Langston University
American Goat Institute
Langston, OK
Anne Zajac

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
Mimi Williams

[email protected]
Forage Agronomist
22271 Chinsegut Hill Road
Brooksville, FL 34601
Office Phone: 3527963385
Adriano Vatta

[email protected]
Research Scientist
Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute
Private Bag X05
Onderstepoort, SA
Office Phone: 01102782332
Ray Kaplan

[email protected]
Associate Professor
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Office Phone: 7065425670
Tobe Named

University of the Virgin Islands
Jorge Mosjidis

Auburn University
Department of Agronomy
Auburn, AL
Seyedmehdi Mobini

[email protected]
Research/Extension Veterinarian
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
P.O. Box 4061
Fort Valley, GA 31030-4313
Office Phone: 4788256427
James Miller

[email protected]
Louisiana State University
School of Veterinary Medicine
Baton Rouge, LA
Office Phone: 2255789652
Elide Valencia

[email protected]
Associate Professor & Researcher
University of Puerto Rico
College of Agricultural Sciences
P.O. Box 9032
Mayaguez, PR 00681-9032
Office Phone: 7878324040
D. Dickinson Henry

[email protected]
Bellwether Solutions, LLC
Tallahassee Operations
110 School Street
Concord, NH 03301
Office Phone: 6032243821
James Muir

[email protected]
Forage Physiologist
Texas A&M University
TAMU Research & Extension Center
Stephensville, TX
Office Phone: 2549684144
Joan Burke

[email protected]
Research Scientist
Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center
688 South State Hwy 23
Booneville, AR 72927
Office Phone: 4796753834