An Expert’s Explanation of Internal Parasites

Powerpoint slides from a presentation by Dr. James Miller at the 2012 National Sheep Symposium

Strategies to Minimize Resistant Internal Parasites on your Farm

Dr. Miller is the principal investigator for several competitive and industry supported grants dealing with the epidemiology, control, and genetics of ruminant nematode parasitism. His research program focuses on improving ruminant production using an integrated approach to controlling parasites. His area of special expertise is small ruminant gastrointestinal nematode parasitism, which is the most serious constraint affecting production worldwide. Economic losses are caused by decreased production, costs of prophylaxis, costs of treatment, and the death of infected animals. Anthelmintic resistance in nematode populations (specifically affecting small ruminants) threatens the success of treatment programs. Dr. Miller’s research is directed at developing alternative strategies for control. 

James Miller, Professor, Parisitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University.