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CCE Ulster: Small Ruminant Fecal Sampling and Parasite Control Class

  • CCE Ulster County 232 Plaza Road Kingston, NY, 12401 United States (map)
  • 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.