Dewormer Resistance in our Local Goat and Sheep Herds: Towards Improving Herd Health and Sustainability in the Local Farming Community
Principal Investigator: Sabine Mann
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):
Undergraduate students will measure parasite resistance on local goat and sheep farms and co-develop community learning materials to improve parasite burden on local farms. Determining parasite resistance on a local level is paramount in helping our farmers to be economically and environmentally sustainable and to secure access to local food and fiber products. Students will be involved in all stages of study planning, participant recruitment, training in scientific principles, ethical conduct of on-farm research, and in the co-development of community learning materials. The impact on the local community is two-fold: farms will be supported in their mission to provide local food security and local jobs, whereas students are exposed to primary production of food and fiber, possibly for the first time in their lives, as they engage in meaningful, practically applicable research.