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Sheep And Goat Integrated Parasite Management And FAMACHA Workshop

SIMPSON, ILL.
   One of the greatest challenges for sheep and goat producers is the control of internal parasites.  This workshop will start with the basics of understanding parasite life cycles and then give tips on how to better manage sheep and goats to minimize internal parasite infections.
   University of Illinois Extension is hosting a Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies and FAMACHA workshop on Saturday, April 11. The Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies program will start promptly at 9:00 AM followed by FAMACHA training at 11:00 AM at the UI Extension Office, which is located at 1715 College Ave, Carmi, IL. Producers must attend the Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies program before attending the FAMACHA program. 
   This workshop will give producers a better understanding of the life cycle of internal parasites, provide information on how to minimize internal parasite infections, demonstrate how to perform fecal flotation test on the farm, and teach producers how to identify animals that may be anemic and likely need treatment with deworming products. Following the in-class session, producers will have the opportunity to become trained in FAMACHA.
   Advanced registration is required by April 6, 2015.  A $15 per person registration fee includes all lab supplies and program materials for the Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies and a separate fee of $20 per person to take the FAMACHA training.  There is a limit of 25 persons for the Parasite Prevention and Control Strategies portion of the program, so early registration is encouraged.  Producers who have previously taken the Integrated Parasite Management are not required to attend and are welcome to register for the FAMACHA training. For details or to register, contact Teresa Steckler at 618-695-4917 or http://web.extension.illinois.edu/dsac/index.html. ∆

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