Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Upcoming IPM/FAMACHA workshops

There will be two Integrated Parasite Management (IPM) workshops in Maryland in July:

Sheepman Supply Company
8102 Liberty Road
Frederick, Maryland
Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

University of Maryland Extension-Baltimore County
1114 Shawan Road, Suite 2
Cockeysville, Maryland
Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Workshop participants will become certified in the use of the FAMACHA© eye anemia system and learn the new Five Point Check© for making deworming decisions. The workshop will consist of two hours of lecture/discussion and two hours of hands-on training (FAMACHA© and fecal egg counting). The instructor will be Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist.

The registration fee is $35 per person, farm, or family. The fee includes a laminated FAMACHA© card and reference booklet and covers other workshop expenses. Pre-registration is required.

To register for the workshop at Sheepman Supply Company, send your name, contact information, and registration fee (checks payable to the University of Maryland) to Susan Schoenian, Western Maryland Research & Education Center, 18330 Keedysville, MD 21736. For more information, contact Susan at (301) 432-2767 x343 or sschoen@umd.edu.

To register for the workshop in Baltimore County, send your name, contact information, and registration fee (checks payable to Baltimore County EAC) to the Baltimore County Extension Office, 1114 Shawan Road, Suite 2, Cockeysville, MD 21030. For more information, contact the Baltimore County Extension Office at abrady@umd.edu or (410) 771-1761.

Download flyer-Sheepman Supply
Download flyer-Baltimore County

Editor's note:  the only way to get a FAMACHA© card is to attend an approved training.

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