Organizations announce sheep and goat WebEx series in February


COLUMBUS — In a coordinated effort, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio State University Extension are sponsoring the 2012 Sheep and Goat WebEx Series this winter.

Health programs. The Sheep and Goat WebEx Series will replace the district sheep and goat program series that started in 2001.

The 2012 Sheep and Goat WebEx Series will concentrate on sheep and goat health programs and will be offering a variety of health related topics and speakers in several extension offices across Ohio.

There will be 14 sheep and goat WebEx sites — one live site and 13 remote sites — which sheep and goat farmers can attend to get updated on sheep and goat health programs.

Four weeks. The four-session sheep and goat WebEx series can be viewed 7- 9 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27 at various Ohio State University Extension program sites. (See related list for locations.)

“There are a lot of beginner and experienced sheep and goat producers in Ohio, and this WebEx Series will give them information on health-related subjects,” said Roger A. High, OSU Sheep Extension program specialist and coordinator of the WebEx program series.

Subjects. The first session, Feb. 6, will cover lambing and kidding management and newborn health issues, presented by Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

The second session, Feb. 13, will cover internal Parasites, presented by Rory Lewandowski and Jeff McCutcheon, both OSU Extension educators with a wide variety of experiences in managing internal parasites in sheep and goats.

The Feb. 20 session will cover udder health and mastitis, and will be presented by Dr. Leo Timms, professor, Iowa State University, who specializes in the ruminant mammary health.

The fourth session, Feb. 27 will look at recognizing, treating, and preventing major diseases of sheep and goats, presented by Dr. Eric Gordon, OSU Veterinary Medicine, Marysville.

Details. For detailed information about these Sheep and Goat WebEx Programs refer website or the OSU Sheep Team website at or the OSU Animal Sciences website at

Sheep and goat WebEx series

Contact that OSU Extension Personnel or the contact in your area with any questions or concerns regarding the program that you are interested in attending, especially in the case of inclement weather.

Live WebEx location:

Knox County, Troy Cooper, Knox County Extension, Coordinator, 740-397-0401 Site Location: Knox County Career Center, MountVernon.

Remote WebEx locations:

Athens County, Athens County Extension, 740-593-8555
Site Location: USDA Building, The Plains.

Auglaize County, John Smith, Auglaize Co. Ext., 419-739-6850 Site Location: Auglaize County Extension Office, Wapakoneta.

Clinton County, Tony Nye, Clinton Co. Extension, 937-382-0901 Site Location: Clinton County Extension Office, Wilmington.

Coshocton Co., Tammy Rogers, Coshocton Co. Ext., 740-622-2265
Site Location: Coshocton County Extension Office, Coshocton.

Coshocton County, Don Brown, coordinator, 330-897-4320
Site Location: New Bedford TMK Feed Store, Fresno, corner of state Route 643 and state route 651
Attendees must bring their own chairs.

Hancock County, Ed Lentz, Hancock Co. Ext., 419-422-3851
Site Location: Hancock County Extension Office, Findlay.

Hardin County, Gene McCluer, Hardin Co. Ext., 419-674-2297 Site Location: Ada Community Health Professional Building, Ada.

Holmes County, Kate Shumaker, Holmes Co. Ext., 330-674-3015 Site Location: Holmes County Extension Office, Millersburg .

Huron County, Mike Gastier, Huron Co. Extension, 419-668-8219 Site Location: Huron County Administration Building, Norwalk.

Muskingum Co., Mark Mechling, Muskingum Co. Ext., 740-454-0144
Site Location: Muskingum County Extension Office, Zanesville.

Union County, Jon Rausch, Union Co. Extension, 937-644-8117 Site Location: Union County Extension Office, Marysville.
Pre-registration is required to attend the Union County remote site.

Wayne Co., Rory Lewandowski, Wayne Co. Ext., 330-264-8722 Site Location: OARDC, Room 130 Research Services, Wooster.

Williams Co., Flo Chirra, Williams Co. Extension, 419-636-5608 Site Location: Williams County Extension Office, Bryan.


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