Researcher studies parasite-killing plants to reduce livestock illnesses

09/9/2011 | KSL-TV (Salt Lake City)

A professor at Utah State University is studying plants that may have the power to kill the intestinal parasites that cause a significant number of livestock illnesses, without creating antibiotic-resistant versions of the parasites. Research showed sheep infected with the parasites opted to eat medicinal plants that made them feel better, and moved back to regular grazing once the condition was cleared up.

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