Small Ruminant Parasite Management and FAMACHA Training

March 24, 2016

OSU Extension, Wayne County and the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association (OHSIA) are sponsoring a “Small Ruminant Parasite Management and FAMACHA Training” workshop on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.  The workshop will take place on the Leroy Kuhns farm located at 8085 CR 235 Fredericksburg OH  44627.  The workshop will focus on classroom training in the morning to help participants learn about small ruminant parasite biology, lifecycle, how chemical resistance is acquired and parasite management control strategies including the use of the FAMACHA system.  After lunch workshop participants will be trained in the use of the FAMACHA system including hands-on practice using sheep.

The cost of the workshop is $25 for OHSIA members and $30 for non-members.  Registration cost included handout materials, lunch and a FAMACHA eyelid scorecard.  Registration cost for each additional person from the family or farm unit who attends is $15 for OHSIA members and $20 for non-members.  There is a workshop limit of 30 people.  Pre-registration is required and the registration deadline is May 13.

A workshop brochure and registration form is available on the Wayne County Extension at: http://go.osu.edu/agwayne.  For more information contact the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722 or send an email to: lewandowski.11@osu.edu.