Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) is hosting a set of web-based discussions and a hands-on field day to present information about sustainable control of parasites that impact sheep and goat production. This free program provides details to understand and implement effective, sustainable control of parasites and will be followed by a workshop repeated in two locations in Michigan where producers will learn how to monitor parasite infection using the Faffa Malan's Chart system and quantitative fecal egg counting.
During the July 18 webinar, Parasite Biology, Risk Factors and Infection Symptoms,
Richard Ehrhardt, Ph.D., MSUE small ruminant specialist, will identify the parasites of economic importance in the upper Midwest and set the stage necessary to understand the risk factors for infection and how to monitor infection.
Discussion at the next session on July 25 will include dewormer drugs, identification of effective drugs and how to slow down the development of drug resistance. This will be followed by an overview of control programs emphasizing a multi-faceted approach using effective drugs, grazing management and feasible plans for infection monitoring.
Additional information and registration inquiries can be directed to Carla McLachlan at 517-432-5402 or email at MCLACHL2@msu.edu.
Webinars will run from 7-9 p.m. EDT on July 18 and July 25.