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The blood-sucking parasite thrives in warm, humid conditions
Sheep and goat producers who live in warm, humid conditions need to be aware of a blood-sucking parasite called the barber pole worm. It causes anemia, and in worst cases, even death. David...
Most chickens have internal worms and you don’t need to treat them unless parasite numbers get out of control
A healthy chicken is alert and active, with a good appetite. If you have a bird that’s not gaining weight, seems to have a lack of energy, and looks pale, it might have a bad case of worms....
Their presence is more unsightly than it is serious
Some of the trees in my area have big, silky nests on the ends of the branches with wiggling caterpillars inside them. They’re fall webworms and while they might gross you out, they’re...
Managing worms in your sheep can be as simple as looking at their eyes
Sheep and goats on pasture are susceptible to a parasite called the “barber pole worm.” It feeds on blood from the animal’s stomach wall, which can result in anemia and other health...
Find out how you can control five damaging pests in your garden.
Find out which plants mutually benefit each other for a successful garden.
Sometimes you find a wormy surprise when you husk corn
Fresh ears of sweet corn are a staple at my house in the summer. Sometimes when I’m husking, I’ll find a green or gray striped worm munching on the tip of the corn. It’s not...
Create rich organic matter any time of year by composting with worms
I have worms in my basement. I started vermi-composting with Red Wigglers a couple of years ago, and their castings have provided pure nutrition for my plants and gardens. There are 7,000...
Sorry to say -- It starts with counting parasite eggs in feces
It is important for horse owners to stay abreast of the latest recommendations for parasite control, say experts at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. Back in the...
The lowly earthworm is used by boys to scare girls and used as bait for fishing. But they're also quite interesting. Here's some dirt on earthworms you may not know.
Radio interview source: Bruce Snyder, Biology Instructor, Kansas State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below You can find a lot of earthworms in your...