Program addresses sheep parasite control


WOOSTER, Ohio – A program on parasite control and drug resistance in sheep and goats will be held Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium north exhibit area at the OARDC in Wooster.

Crisis. Experts agree that sheep and goat producers are in a crisis with parasite control and drug resistance. There is no doubt that goat producers are having a very serious problem with parasite control and drug resistance.

There may be less than five years before some of the drugs will work. Some sheep producers are already experiencing drug resistance in their flocks.

Parasite biology. This meeting will focus on parasite biology needed for control effectiveness and to help with the “one size fits all” program that is not working. There is no one parasite program that fits all, except not to let sheep and goats out on grass.

New approaches to parasite control will be presented to encourage avoiding resistance.

There is no cost for the program, and preregistration is not necessary.

Call for details. For more information, call Terry Beck, OSU Extension Agent, at 330-264-8722.


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