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Extension to Host Sheep and Goat Parasite Management Workshop

CAMPBELL HILL, Ill.— Extension will be hosting a free workshop on sheep and goat parasite management on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Campbell Hill Community Center.

One of the greatest challenges for sheep and goat producers is preventing and controlling internal parasites in their animals. 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 prevent internal parasite infections.

Workshop at a glance:

  • Effects of parasites on herd production
  • Nutritional interactions
  • Internal parasites- general life cycle, epizootiology, abomasal worms, small intestinal worms, large intestinal worms
  • Diagnostic methods- general appearance/sings, fecal egg count, blood packed cell volume, anemia and FAMACHA®, worm count, identification
  • Dewormers (Anthelmintics)- classes, formulas, administration, resistance

This course will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Campbell Hill Community Center located at 213 Dean St., Campbell Hill, IL 62916.

To register or for more information, please call Maggie Ray at (618) 687-1727.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact your local registration office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.

News source: Maggie Ray, 618-687-1727,