BUSKIRK, N.Y. — Learn how to keep your camelids healthy, happy, and free from parasites! Aside from a short tour of our host farm, our speaker, Emaly Leak of Autumn Hill Llamas and Fiber, will briefly discuss ways to prevent parasites through management, how to tell if our llamas or alpacas have parasites, and strategies on how to treat them. The main focus of this workshop will be how to collect your own samples and run a fecal analysis with a centrifuge and microscope. All materials will be provided minus fecal samples (please provide from a llama or alpaca on your farm). We expect the program to be no more than 2 hours.
Due to space, materials, and time we will be capping the program at 10 people (first come-first serve basis) and we will not be accepting walk-ins. There is a registration fee of $10 per person and you must register in advance. This can be done by contacting the CCE of Rensselaer County Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-272-4210. If anything changes due to COVID-19 regulations, those who have registered will be contacted as soon as possible.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County
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