Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Two parasite workshops in Maryland

Two Integrated Parasite Management (IPM) workshops will be held in Maryland this summer.

The first workshop will be held Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Sheepman Supply Company in Frederick, Maryland. The second workshop will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012, and will be hosted by The Mill (of Bel Air). The workshop will be held in either Harford or Carroll County.

Both workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and consist of two hours of lecture/discussion and two hours of hands-on training with the FAMACHA system and fecal egg counting.  Participants will receive a FAMACHA card and become certified in the use of the FAMACHA eye anemia system. The instructor for both workshops is Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist.

For the Frederick County workshop, pre-registration is required by July 2.  For the second workshop, pre-registration is required by August 6. The registration fee is $40 per person, farm, or family. Checks made payable to the University of Maryland should be sent to Susan at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD  21756.

For more information, contact Susan at (301) 432-2767 x343 or sschoen@umd.edu.

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