Sheep and Goat Integrated Parasite Management and FAMACHA Workshop


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Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 31, 2014


Event Description

One of the greatest challenges for sheep and goat producers is the control of internal parasites. This workshop will start with the basics of understanding parasite life cycles and then give tips on how to better manage sheep and goats to minimize internal parasite infections.
University of Illinois Extension is hosting a Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies and FAMACHA workshop on Saturday, May 31. The Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies program will start promptly at 10:00 AM at the UI Extension Office, which is located at 1212 Route 14 West, Benton, IL. At 1:00 PM FAMACHA training will occur at the Franklin/Jefferson Co. fairgrounds (producers must attend the Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies program before attending the FAMACHA program).
This workshop will give producers a better understanding of the life cycle of internal parasites, provide information on how to minimize internal parasite infections, demonstrate how to perform fecal flotation test on the farm, and teach producers how to identify animals that may be anemic and likely need treatment with deworming products. Following the in-class session, producers will have the opportunity to become trained in FAMACHA.
Advanced registration is required by May 28, 2014. A $15 per person registration fee includes all lab supplies and program materials for the Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies and a separate fee of $20 per person to take the FAMACHA training. There is a limit of 25 persons for the Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies portion of the program, so early registration is encouraged. Producers who had taken the Integrated Parasite Management in January are not required to attend the morning session. For details or to register, contact Teresa Steckler at 618-695-4917 or or the Franklin County Extension Office at 618-439-3178.

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