Sustainable control of internal parasites in sheep and goat production

Date: June 25, 2014 - July 2, 2014
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Contact: Richard Ehrhardt

Join us for a series of web-based discussions and a hands-on field day to learn more about sustainable control of parasites that impact sheep and goat production. This program will provide a series of two webinars to provide the information needed to understand and implement effective, sustainable control of parasites and will be followed by a workshop repeated in two locations in Michigan where producers will learn how to monitor parasite infection using the FAMACHA system and quantitative fecal egg counting. Novice and experienced producers alike will benefit from the information and techniques presented. Recorded presentations will be made available online for those unable to attend the live webinar sessions.

Webinars

Wednesday June 25: Parasite Biology, Risk Factors and Infection Symptoms
Richard Ehrhardt will identify the parasites of economic importance in the upper Midwest and set the stage necessary to understand the risk factors for infection and how to monitor infection. 
Wednesday July 2: Integrated parasite management for effective control 
Richard Ehrhardt will discuss dewormer drugs, identification of effective drugs and how to slow down the development of drug resistance. This will be followed by an overview of control programs emphasizing a multi-faceted approach using effective drugs, grazing management and feasible plans for infection monitoring.
Each webinar session will run from 7-9 p.m. Log-on can begin at 6:30 to test connection and audio. Details necessary to connect from your personal computer are available at the links below: 
Test your connection to the MSU Adobe Connect servers: https://connect.msu.edu/adobeconnectparticipanttest
Webinar Connections for 6/25 and 7/2: https://connect.msu.edu/ruminant/

Management Workshops

On-farm Parasite Management workshops will be scheduled for two location in Michigan and will teach both FAMACHA and feral egg counting procedures. Contact the MSBA website for details on the date, location and time of these workshops

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