Parasite Management Workshop for Sheep and Goat Producers
Date: August 23, 2014
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: MSU South Campus farms, 4813 Powerline Dr., Lansing MI 48914
Contact: Carla McLachlan, MCLACHL2@msu.edu or 517‐432‐5402
- Event begins at the MSU
Swine Unit conference room, 4813 Powerline Drive, Lansing MI 48910 (gravel road running east off of College Rd. between Jolly and Bennet Rd.)
2:30-4:00 p.m. - MSU sheep teaching and research center, 3800 Hagadorn Rd Lansing, MI 48864 (west side of Hagadorn Rd between Jolly and Bennet Rd.)
Internal parasites are a growing health concern for sheep and goat production. Effective parasite control in sheep and goats requires careful management to control infection while also slowing down the development of dewormer drug resistance. Developing an effective and sustainable control program requires an integrated approach centered upon proper use of drugs, appropriate grazing management strategies, infection monitoring strategies and an understanding of the symptoms and risk factors for infection. This three hour workshop hosted by Richard Ehrhardt, MSU
Small Ruminant Extension specialist, will review these approaches and teach participants how to use the FAMACHA system and perform quantitative fecal egg counts. Sign up now to participate in this informative program.
$20 per person, includes a FAMACHA card and and workshop proceedings.
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