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Small Ruminant FAMACHA Training for Parasite Management

Filed Under: Goats and Sheep

This training will educate small ruminant producers about the strategic control of internal parasites incorporating three tools: Anthelmintic usage, the FAMACHA System, and Pasture Management.

Target Audience(s):

Small ruminant producers


Participants will:

  • Identify parasites that primarily affect sheep and goats,
  • Learn proper anthelmintic (chemical dewormers) usage and limitations for sheep and goats,
  • Learn and demonstrate the correct usage of the FAMACHA technique to identify anemia in sheep and goats, and
  • Understand the need for pasture management and a complete integrated approach to achieve complete strategic parasite control.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 1

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 2

Program Delivery:

  • Demonstrations
  • Educational Class
  • Educational Video (Online or DVD)
  • Face-to-Face
  • One-on-One Intervention
  • Online
  • Print or Popular Articles
  • Websites other than eXtension
  • Workshop

Primary Contact:

Dr. Leyla Rios de Alvarez,


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Assistant Professor