Monday, July 22, 2019

Integrated Approach for Preventing Diseases and Parasites in Small Ruminants

Hands-on Training for Farmers and Professionals
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, September 20, 2019
102 Mary Starke Harper Hall & CAENS Research and Demonstration Facility, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088

The purpose of this training session is to educate small-ruminant producers, Extension professionals, and other educators on the prevalent disease and parasite challenges that jeopardize small ruminant health and performance as well as human health, and an integrated approach to prevent these problems. The focus of this year’s training is the use of browse to promote the health and wellbeing of small ruminants. Other than browse, various treatment strategies will be discussed and demonstrated.  Hands-on activities will include general health inspection, use of FAMACHA card, condition score, hoof inspection and trimming, taking temperature, medication (injections, drenching, topical), and fecal sample collection and examination. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.

Preregistration by September 6 is required to participate in this event with the required payment ($25.00 if pre-registered by September 6$30.00 after September 6, 2019) for management purpose. Register online and secure your seat on time. Working breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks as well as a package of educational materials including the FAMACHA card ($13.00 value) will be provided. If you are unable to pay for the registration fee, but want to participate in the event, please email the event coordinator at: for possible scholarship for registration. Seats are limited to 30 participants. 

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