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Small Ruminant Fecal Sampling and Parasite Control Class

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parasites are the most important limiting factor in small ruminant flocks.  In this class, to be held May 9 and repeated on May 23, we will discuss the lifecycle and biology of parasites affecting small ruminants and the many ways to treat them.

A fecal egg count is a simple procedure you can perform at home to get an approximation of the parasite load that your sheep or goats are carrying. In addition to learning more about this, we'll go over management techniques that will allow you to:

  • lower your counts
  • treat to avoid resistance
  • promote healthy flocks.

At the completion of the course you will have monthly access to the CCEUC microscope to analyze your own samples for a small fee.

Registration fee: $20/person, or $10/person for 2017 CCEUC Agriculture Program Enrolled members. Children 12 and under free with an adult. For more information on ag enrollment click here.

Two ways to register:

For more information contact Carrie at 845-340-3990 x311 or email cad266@cornell.edu.  

Contact

Carrie Anne Doyle
Program Asst. - Commercial Agriculture and Community Horticulture
cad266@cornell.edu
(845) 340-3990 x311

Location

CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401