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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce: Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants IPM/FAMACHA© Workshop

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County, workshop will be held at the Cooperative Extension Center at 5435A County Rd 48 Belmont, NY from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting small ruminants in the Northeast. Dewormer resistance is becoming commonplace. As a result, producers need to know how best to manage parasites. In this workshop, producers will learn the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms.

Workshop will include hands-on training on how to use the FAMACHA© Anemia Card as part of a 5-point check to determine which animals in your herd or flock most likely need deworming. This workshop will also include hands-on training on doing fecal egg counts.

Instruction led by Dr. tatiana Stanton, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist and Janice Liotta, Parasitology Lab at Cornell University. This training is supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Organic Transitions Program under Agreement No. 2018-51106-28777.

Cost: $25 family/farm (includes one FAMACHA© card, workshop, handouts and lunch) plus $ 7/additional individual (workshop and lunch) from same farm/family. Additional FAMACHA© card will be available at $13/card.

For more information or to register, please contact Lynn Bliven 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email Participants may pay at the door however pre-registration required by June 13, 2019 so we can ensure enough food and handouts.

Internal Parasites in Small Ruminants IPM/FAMACHA© Workshop is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 525-268-7644 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.