Livamol® with BioWorma®
A feed supplement to control the spread of parasitic larvae in the pasture. Livamol® with BioWorma® contains a naturally occurring fungus that captures and consumes infective worm larvae (including chemical and anthelmintic resistant larvae) within the manure of grazing animals. BioWorma® is effective when fed to sheep, goats, cattle, horses and others—including deer, alpacas and zoo animals.
California Residents: Proposition 65 Information
Duddingtonia flagrans reduces the number of gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) larvae on pasture, which is significantly greater than a chemical wormer can do within the animal. Overall averages below:
68% – SHEEP | 86% – GOATS | 81% – CATTLE | 84% – HORSES
Note: BioWorma® consumes larvae from the pasture, reducing the possibility of reinfection. It does not eliminate parasites present in the animal. Animals need to be treated with a dewormer/anthelmintic to remove the internal parasites.
- If I feed BioWorma® for 3 months will it establish on my farm?
- No. Once the fungus has consumed the larvae in the manure it will die.
- Is BioWorma® affected by seasonal change?
- BioWorma® is recommended for strategic use during periods when weather conditions are conducive to larval development and transmission onto pasture at temperatures above 40°F (5°C).
- Does it affect dung beetles or earthworms?
- There are no negative effects on non-target soil nematodes, earthworms, microarthropods, soil bacteria and fungi. Beneficial insects feeding or breeding on manure (e.g. dung beetles, fly larvae) are not negatively affected.
- Can I feed it to pregnant ewes?
- There are no precautions for feeding to pregnant animals.
- What's the difference between BioWorma® and Livamol® with BioWorma®?
- BioWorma® is a concentrated feed additive that is mixed into the feed (or other supplements). Livamol® with BioWorma® is a feed supplement premixed with BioWorma® and top dressed over the animals' feed.
- Duddingtonia flagrans strain IAH 1297* 2.200%
- Crude Protein, min 20%
- Crude Fat, min 5%
- Crude Fiber, max 16%
- Calcium, min 4%
- Calcium, max 6%
- Phosphorus, min 1.5%
- Fluorine, max 0.025%
- Vitamin A, min 27,000 IU/lb
- Vitamin D3, min 54,000 IU/lb
- Manganese, min 104 ppm
(*) Contains a minimum of 30,000 Colony Forming Units/gram of active ingredient.
Ingredients: Plant Protein Products, Processed Grain By-Products, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Sugar, Cane Molasses, Fish Oil, Propylene Glycol, Benzoic Acid (preservative), Manganous Oxide, FD&C Blue No. 1, Butylated Hydroxytoluene (preservative), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Citric Acid (preservative), Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Cobalt Sulfate, and Sodium Iodide.
Biological control with Duddingtonia flagrans is applicable to the larvae of:
- Sheep and Goats
- Barber’s Pole Worm or Wire Worm (Haemonchus spp.), Black Scour Worm or Hair Worm (Trichostrongylus spp.), Brown Stomach Worm (Teladosagia (Ostertagia) spp.), Nodule Worm (Oesophagostomum spp.), Thin-necked Intestinal Worm (Nematodirus spp.) and Hookworm (Bunostomum spp).
- Barber’s Pole Worm or Wire Worm (Haemonchus spp.), Brown Stomach Worm (Ostertagia spp.), Black Scour Worm or Hair Worm (Trichostrongylus spp.), Hookworm (Bunostomum spp.), Intestinal Worm (Cooperia spp.), Thin-necked Intestinal Worm (Nematodirus spp.), Nodule Worm (Oesophagostomum spp.).
- Large strongyles (large red worms), including Strongylus spp., Triodontophorus spp. and Oesophagodontus spp.,small strongyles (small red worms or cyathostomes), including Cyathostomum spp., Cylicocyclus spp. and Cylicostephanus spp., Stomach Hair Worm (Trichostrongylus axei), Ascarids (Parascaris equorum), Threadworms (Strongyloides westeri) and Pinworms (Oxyuris equi).
How to Use
Daily Dosage Rates for Grazing Animals
|Bodyweight||Dose||Cost Per Animal
|50 lbs||0.8 oz||$0.23–$0.29|
|100 lbs||1.6 oz||$0.46–$0.58|
|200 lbs||3.2 oz||$0.93–$1.16|
|400 lbs||6.4 oz||$1.85–$2.32|
|500 lbs||8.0 oz||$2.32–$2.90|
|750 lbs||12.0 oz||$2.78–$3.48|
|1,000 lbs||16.0 oz||$3.70–$4.63|
|1,200 lbs||19.2 oz||$4.63–$5.79|
(*) Costs are provided as an estimate only. Qty. purchased and freight charges may affect final pricing.
USE RESTRICTIONS: Not for use in medicated feed. Not for use in free-choice feed. Do not feed undiluted. Not for direct consumption. Intended for further mixing into feed.
Shepherd’s Choice™ Management TipLivamol® with BioWorma® has a small particle size and is somewhat sandy in texture. To increase palatability and adhesion when feeding with grain, first process grains so they too have a smaller particle size. Or add moisture so the grain and supplement stick together. To start, add moisture at 1% of the daily feeding. For reference, a gallon of water weighs 8 lbs. A quart of water will treat 200 lbs of grain. If mixing daily, you can increase the moisture, possibly up to 5%. Another option would be to add diluted molasses to help it stick to the grain to encourage animals to consume the product.
- For best results, treat animals with a suitable oral, injectable, or pour-on wormer/anthelmintic to rid the animals of worms, then begin administration of Livamol® with BioWorma®.
- Move the treated animals onto low worm pasture (that is, pasture that has not been grazed by the same animal species for a minimum of 6 weeks).
- The most worm-susceptible are young animals (from 3 months up to 18-24 months of age) and periparturient females (last month of pregnancy and while producing milk) as they are the most likely to have less resistance to worm infestation due to low immunity. Do not underestimate pasture contamination by adult stock, even animals with low fecal egg counts (FECs), considering the volume of fecal material adult stock place on pasture.
- Thoroughly mix the Livamol® with BioWorma® with feed, and commence daily administration of the resultant mixture to minimize pasture infectivity and maintain the low worm status of the animals.
- Livamol® with BioWorma® will begin to work within the first day and may be fed continuously when warm, moist climatic conditions are conducive to parasitic nematode activity.
- Livamol® with BioWorma® is for use during periods when conditions are conducive to larval development and transmission onto pasture at temperatures above 40°F (5°C).
- Use Livamol® with BioWorma® in conjunction with the specified worm management strategy for your area by contacting your veterinarian or animal health advisor. It is important to consider the principles of refugia.
- Periodically check the worm burden and monitor the effectiveness of the worm management system. Options include fecal egg counts (FECs), the fecal egg count reduction test (FECRT) and/or identifying worm species by using fecal larval cultures (FLCs). Re-treatment with an effective chemical wormer may be indicated (consult your Veterinarian).
Questions? Ask a sheep expert for advice.
Item #780237 and #780238 are eligible for FREE Ground Delivery within the contiguous USA when ordering $100 or more of qualifying items.
Truckload pricing (10 pails or more) is available by request. Please contact us online or call 800-282-6631 for a quotation.
Estimated Cost for LTL Shipments
|# of Pails||Weight||Shipping Cost|
|Zone A||Zone B||Zone C|
|15 lb Pails|
|30 lb Pails|
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Hollywood F from Maryland
So far, so good! This summer we have a flock of 40 ewes, 80 lambs, 2 older rams. Started using Bioworma about 3 months ago. At the same time we have tried really hard to improve our pasture management. Our recurring problem with Haemoncus Tortuous has vastly improved. Our weekly Famacha tests have shown a decline of infection of about 70% compare to previous years. We will continue to use for this season.
As mentioned by the other reviewers, it is expensive, espeicially considering the sale price of one sheep/lamb in the midAtlantic region. However, we have grown tired of burying lambs attacked by the barber pole.
Of course, we won't really know how truly a miracle product this is until a few years have passed.
One main objection is the unacceptable cost of shipping. I buy 4 pails at a time to save money, which is almost negated by the shipping cost, while most other products from Premier 1 get shipped for free [above $100]. If another distributor comes along without shipping cost, we will switch.
Kendra C from Arkansas
Would love to try this, but it would cost $128 per DAY for my small flock, and with the reviews of the taste, I would never even take the chance. I would need 21+ lbs per day at the recommended dosages. Unless the price becomes more reasonable, I don't know how very many people will be able to afford it, especially since the market for most producers averages $200 per animal. So, to use this product for even 4 months, it would take 77 lambs just to pay for this product, not taking into account any other expenses. I guess I will keep drenching!
Jody V from Delaware
How on earth can a farmer afford this?
One 15 lb bucket will just last 4 days. That’s with under 30 sheep. Am I figuring incorrectly???
I was very excited about this to come to market, but this price is disappointing. I cannot recommend since I can not afford to follow through.
Kristi K from Oregon
I have a small herd of goats (22) and a few cows. The goats are eating it without any issues and only 2-3 dislike the taste. After using for over a month, even the picky goats are consuming it. The cows love the flavor but the cost of the product is too high to use with them (just tried it on them for a taste test). Thank you for providing free shipping! This really helps. I will update my rating after I see how it works in the goats.
Judith H from Ohio
Need palatable delivery! On my third feeding and my animals will not really eat this. I have to feed it so diluted in such a huge amount of feed that I'm giving them huge amounts of grain! in the Summer! And I have great pastures! Between the cost and the fact that I don't want to be feeding grain during the Summer (I do grassfed sheep and goats) this is *not* working like I'd planned. I'm super disappointed to the tune of several hundred dollars. I'm going to keep trying things. I don't appreciate being an early adopter unwitting guinea pig to the tune of several hundred dollars. I'm fortunate because my breeding stock is expensive enough to justify the expense by not losing a couple animals over the Summer, but this is not OK. Save your money and lobby the BioWorma people to do better. Concept = A+, Execution = D.