Thursday, April 21, 2011

Workshop on April 26 - Integrated management of internal parasites in goat

Integrated Management of Internal Parasites in Goats

April 26, 2011
1221 County Road 14, Camden, Alabama 36726

Internal parasite infestation is one of the major problems in goat enterprise. Barber-pole worm is the most important internal parasites in goats leading to poor performance and death of numerous animals every year in Alabama and neighboring states. Goat farmers are using chemical dewormers against this parasite very frequently. However, using this method alone is not effective to solve the problem because of parasites’ resistance against the chemical dewormers available in the market. This situation leads to the necessity of involving alternative methods for minimizing parasite problems. The purpose of this workshop is to impart necessary skills and knowledge to goat farmers and Extension personnel in applying integrated approach for managing internal parasites. Major topics of the workshop will be 1) internal parasite introduction, identification, and life-cycle, 2) pasture and grazing management to minimize parasite problem, 3) FAMACHA and smart drenching, 4) nutrition and immunity, 5) anthelmintic resistance and novel approaches of parasite control, and 6) Hands-on activities: parasite identification, using FAMACHA, measuring body condition score, hoof trimming, and fecal sample collection and examination. For more information, please look at the Workshop Flyer and Workshop Agenda by clicking the following links:

Workshop Flyer and Registration Form
Workshop Agenda

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