VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. — Parasites are the most important limiting factor in small ruminant flocks. Join CAAHP team member Ashley Pierce to learn how to monitor, treat, and prevent parasites in your flock, herd, or flerd! This meeting will take place on September 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm.
This online course will discuss the lifecycle and biology of parasites affecting small ruminants, how to use the 5-point check, FAMACHA, and fecal testing to monitor your flock health and provide best practice procedures for treating your animals with dewormers to avoid resistance.
This course is part of a statewide grant from the New York Farm Viability Institute, which provides the methods and materials to local County Extension offices to teach and host parasite mitigation strategies.
Once you have taken the course and learned the basic techniques, you may gain access to the lab materials on-site at the Extension office and work with your local educators to complete your samples. We are hoping to have the lab open for at least one day each month during the growing season for producers to run their samples, catch up with their local educators and growers and access the latest strategies for protecting your animals.
As weather in the Northeast becomes warmer and wetter due to climate change, we are likely to see further issues with parasites and parasite resistance to dewormers. We must all work together to monitor and efficiently treat our animals to keep them healthy and happy.
The cost of this class is $20 per person. Registration and completion of this class entitle you to one free use of the testing materials, a $5 value! To register online, please visit this link: https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=96.
You will emailed the link to this ZOOM meeting after registering.
For more information contact Ashley Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-649-0267.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County
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