Integrated Parasite Management and FAMACHA© Certification Workshop with Susan Schoenian
The FAMACHA© eye anemia system is a tool for making deworming decisions. In order to get a FAMACHA© card, small ruminant producers must attend an approved training. This workshop will certify participants in the use of the FAMACHA© system, as well as discuss other ways of controlling internal parasitism on small ruminant farms. The workshop will also include instruction on fecal egg counting. Be sure to bring a sample (kept cool) from your farm.
Class Fee: $30 per farm or family (1 FAMACHA© card per registration). 25 student maximum. Pre-registration required at https://mswf2024.eventbrite.com.
The primary instructor is Susan Schoenian, Sheep & Goat Specialist Emeritus, University of Maryland Extension. Susan retired from the University of Maryland in 2022, after more than 37 years of work in agricultural extension. For the past 21 years, she served as the Sheep & Goat Specialist for University of Maryland Extension. Susan continues her involvement in the sheep/goat industry, including management of extension programs and online resources for the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control. She raises Katahdin sheep, rabbits, and a few goats on her small farm in Clear Spring, Maryland.