Event Details

Date

September 24, 2019

Time

12 noon-5:00pm

Location

CCE Saratoga Extension Office
50 West High St
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Cost

$30.00 First person
(additional attendee $15.00 ea.)
Additional from same farm/family

Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: September 18, 2019

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Integrated Parasite Management for Goats and Sheep ~ Includes FAMACHA Training

September 24, 2019


Integrated Parasite Management for Goats & Sheep Workshop
Includes FAMACHA Training/Certification and How to do Fecal Egg Identification/Counting

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12 noon - 5 pm

Where: CCE Saratoga County
50 West High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020     

Cost: $30 first person, $15 each additional from same farm/family (includes lunch and 
FAMACHA card)

Register: Online at the above link or mail your check with the form below. Registration must be received by Wednesday, September 18

Speaker: Dr. Tatiana L. Stanton, Cornell Sheep & Goat State Extension Specialist 

Internal parasites are one of the largest health issues that affect sheep and goats across the country. A lot of producers are unaware how important it is to understand parasites in their flocks. In this workshop producers will be taught the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms that include evasive grazing and selective deworming and/or alternative treatments. We will also go over the current status of several alternative methods of parasite control.

As part of this workshop you will receive hands-on training on 1) how to use the FAMACHA Anemia Guide (good only for the barber pole worm) and five point checks to determine the need for treatment , and 2) how to do fecal egg identification and analysis. You are encouraged to bring a refrigerated fecal sample of 8 to 10 fecal pellets in a baggie from one sheep or goat at your farm to the workshop. In the interest of biosecurity please wear clean clothes and shoes to the workshop and plan to change them prior to doing your own farm chores.

Pay online with credit card with link above. Note: Your transaction may take up to 60 seconds to complete. To help avoid duplicate payments, please wait and do not click the "Register for Event" button more than once.

Or fill out the registration form on the attached pdf and return it along with payment to:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County
5657 State Route 5
Herkimer, NY 13350.
Make checks payable to: Cornell Cooperative Extension


Please call 315.866.7920 if you have any questions.

Registration must be received in the office by September 18, 2019. 

Registration allows us to communicate any cancellations or changes in arrangements.

Note that if you receive a blank registration confirmation, please email herkimer@cornell.edu and we will forward you the correct confirmation. This has been a problem for some email servers such as Yahoo and Verizon.


Training September 14, 2019 (PDF; 1004KB)


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