Register for FAMACHA Workshop

FAMACHA Workshop Registration

  • Small Ruminant Producers – Join US!!
    Integrated Parasite Control & FAMACHA© Training Workshop

    Date:    Saturday, October 28, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Where:    Green Mountain College,
    1 Brennan Circle, Poultney, VT 05764
    Room #1, Griswold Library Basement

    Trainer: Dr. Katherine Petersson, PhD, Animal Scientist, Dept. Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Rhode Island will lead the discussion on effective parasite control practices and train participants in the correct use of the FAMACHA© anemia detection system. Topics will include: Small ruminant parasite ID & biology, dewormers and drug resistance, integrated parasite control practices including pasture management and smart deworming techniques, and the FAMACHA© System including hands-on training for detection of anemia associated with barber pole worm infections.

    Dr. Petersson will also provide updates on the USDA Northeast SARE Grant LNE15-342, “New Approaches for Improving Integrated Parasite Control for Small Ruminants in the Northeast” and research being conducted at URI on plants containing condensed tannins as alternative methods for small ruminant parasite control.

    Attendees completing the training can purchase a FAMACHA© card for $14.00 (optional).

    Parking is available at the lots marked P on the campus map next to the solar panel system here.

    Lunch is available for $7.00 at the Withey Student Center (see campus map) which includes a salad bar, sandwiches, and desert. Participants can also bring a bag lunch if preferred. We will break for lunch at 12:00 PM and then resume the classroom presentation at 1 PM in Room#1, Griswold Library Basement. For about the last one hour of the workshop we will adjourn to Cerridwen Farm, next to the Griswold Library, for hands-on training on the FAMACHA© scoring technique.

    Funding for this workshop is provided by the USDA Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program project LNE15-342 and the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences. This workshop is being sponsored by the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association and Green Mountain College. URI is an equal opportunity employer and provider.