FAMACHA Parasite Control Training for Sheep and Goat Owners

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February 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM until 3:30 PM

Location: Indian River Central School

Phone: 315-788-8450

Email: rak76@cornell.edu

Event Description

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County and Northern NY Regional Livestock Team are sponsoring a FAMACHA Workshop/Training on Saturday February 8, 2014. The workshop and training will be held at the Indian River Central School, Route 11, Philadelphia, NY.
FAMACHA workshops are designed to equip sheep and goat producers with the skills and knowledge to determine the degree of infection. The workshop will run from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and will include a classroom session on the biology and lifecycle of the Haemonchus contortus, mechanisms of chemical resistance, control strategies, and use of FAMACHA. After lunch there will be a period of hands-on instruction using sheep to teach participants to properly eyelid score and use the FAMACHA system. All participants are asked bring a fecal sample from your herd or flock for examination. Store a fresh sample in plastic baggie or air tight jar in refrigerator.
The cost of the workshop/training is $25/person or $40 for 2 people from the same farm business sharing a FAMACHA card. The cost includes a FAMACHA card, handout materials, lunch, and morning refreshments. Class size is limited to 20 persons and pre-registration is required by January 31. Contact Ron Kuck at the Jefferson County Extension office at 315-788-8450 or e-mail rak76@cornell.edu to pre-register or additional information.
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