There will be a Goat and Sheep Fecal Sampling and FAMACHA Workshop on April 6, 2013 from 10am - 3pm at Paul Smith's College. The workshop will be led by Betsy Hodge from the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sheep and Goat Program. Cost for the workshop is $30 per person/farm. This cost includes all fecal sampling supplies (slides, float solution, cover slips, etc) and the official FAMACHA eye chart. Please bring your own lunch or bring money to buy lunch at the college's cafeteria.
The workshop will begin with lectures on small ruminant parasite management. After that we will move into the lab and there will be a fecal sample workshop using microscopes. Please bring a sample of your sheep or goats' feces to process. The day will end by going outside to learn the FAMACHA eye chart using live goats. Everyone will become certified in FAMACHA eye chart use and will receive an official FAMACHA eye chart.
Please contact Betsy Hodge at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop. Space is limited. Please sign up today!!