Small ruminant growth and health losses associated with parasitic infection continues to be of great concern in many intensively grazed management systems such as those in the Eastern United States. Diagnostic techniques used to monitor parasitic infection on-farm include the FAMACHA© eye scoring system and Fecal Egg Counts. implementing these tools within your operation will not only allow for producers to detect the early onset of parasitism within their flocks and herds, but can also be used as a guide to determine which animals need to be treated. These workshops will provide training for producers to conduct FAMACHA© eye scores and fecal egg counts from the comfort of their home.
Two separate sessions will be held in Caldwell, Ohio for those interested in learning how to better monitor their flocks and herds through selective anthelmintic treatment.
The FAMACHA© eye scoring training session will be held at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station in Belle Valley, Ohio (16870 Bond Ridge Road Caldwell, OH 43724) on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The class will be taught by Clif Little – Guernsey County OSU Extension, Catelyn Turner – Monroe County OSU Extension, Christine Gelley – Noble County Extension, and Dr. Brady Campbell – Program Coordinator: OSU Sheep Team from the OSU Department of Animal Sciences. The cost for the program is $20/farm. At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate of completion in addition to an official FAMACHA(C) eye scoring card. Class size is limited to the first 20 participants. For those interested in attending, please review the flyer here for registration and payment details.
The Fecal Egg Count Workshop will be held at the OSU Extension Operations Building in Belle Valley, Ohio (16714 State Route 215, Caldwell, OH 43724) on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The class will be instructed by Christine Gelley – Noble County Extension, Dr. Brady Campbell – Program Coordinator: OSU Sheep Team from the OSU Department of Animal Sciences, and Dr. Antoinette Marsh, Service Head of Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Parasitology from the OSU Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine. The cost for the program is $20/participant. At the end of the course participants will receive a McMaster slide for personal use as well as a small ruminant parasitology diagnostic handbook. Class size is limited to the first 20 participants. Pre-registration is required, however payment will be due by cash or check on the day of the event. Please review the flyer here for more details.
We look forward to seeing you in-person this summer at our events!