NORWICH, N.Y. — Parasites are the most important limiting factor in small ruminant flocks. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County’s 4-H Coordinator, Janet Pfromm, to learn how to monitor, treat, and prevent parasites in your flock, herd, or flerd!
In this online course, we 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 that 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 own samples at the office. We are hoping to have the lab open for at least one day each month during the growing season for producers to run their own samples, catch up with their local educators and growers, and access the latest strategies for protecting your animals. As the weather in the Northeast becomes warmer and wetter due to climate change, we are likely going 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.
Training will be offered in-person and through Zoom meeting.
When: Jul 20, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting for Zoom:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Participation is limited to 10 in-person students. Registrations will be received first-come, first-served basis.
For more information call Janet Pfromm of the CCECC 4-H Program at 607-334-5841 ext. 1112, or email email@example.com
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–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County
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