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Internal Parasite in Sheep and Goats and FAMACHA Certification Workshop

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting sheep and goats in the Northeast. As a result, producers need to know how to best combat it. In this workshop producers will be taught the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms. As part of this workshop we will also have a hands-on training on how to use the FAMACHA Anemia Guide (good only for the barber pole worm) health exams to determine the need for de-worming, and fecal egg counts. You are encouraged to bring a refrigerated fecal sample of 8 to 10 fecal pellets in a baggie from one sheep or goat at your farm to the workshop.

Date and Time: January 27th 2018, 9 am - 2:30 pm

Location: Chemung County Fairgrounds (171 Fairview Rd, Horseheads, NY 14845)

Trainer: Dr. Tatiana Stanton, Cornell Sheep and Goat Programs

Tentative Schedule:

9 am - Registration

9:15 am - Introductions (farms/families and current parasite programs)

9:30 am - Current situation of parasites in the Northeast and knowing your enemy

10:30 am - Know your weapons (best management practices and selective deworming)

11:15 am - Lunch

11:45 am - What’s new in parasite management?

12:30 pm - Hands on FAMACHA scoring, health exams, and fecal egg counts

2 pm - Discussion of your future parasite programs and questions

2:30 pm - Adjourn

Cost: Option 1: $25 per farm or family (includes 1 FAMACHA guide, workshop, and lunch)

Option 2: $12 per farm or family (workshop and lunch only)

Additional FAMACHA guides will also be available for purchase at the event.

Contact: Shona Ort, CCE Chemung at 607-734-4453 ext. 227 or

*Please pre-register with Shona by 1/24/17 so we can ensure enough food and handouts.*

Also, in the interest of biosecurity please wear clean clothes and shoes to the workshop and plan to change them prior to doing your own farm chores.


Shona Ort
Agricultural Resource Educator
(607) 734-4453 ext 227


4-H Buidling
Chemung County Fairgrounds
171 Fairview Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845