Extension and Ag Research News


UMN and NDSU Extension to host sheep and goat parasite webinar

Topics include genetic selection tools, fecal egg count and parasite control of barber pole worms.

The University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University Extension will host a sheep and goat webinar on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. CDT.

Scott Bowdridge, associate professor of food animal production at West Virginia University, will present on managing parasites on a sheep or goat operation. He will highlight genetic selection tools, such as estimated breeding values. In addition, he will discuss fecal egg count and parasite control of Haemonchus contortus, or barber pole worms, and overall immune health.

“Sheep and goat grazing practices during spring and early summer and a de-worming plan are important to success,” says Travis Hoffman, NDSU/UMN Extension sheep specialist. “Early spring moisture is apt to create an environment with increased parasite risk.”

Farmers and ranchers, 4-H members, ag business professionals, and those interested in goats or sheep are invited to attend.

Pre-registration is required. Register at www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/ag-hub/events/sheep-and-goat-parasite-webinar. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants upon registration. If you are unable to attend the live session, you will receive the recording via email. For additional information, contact Brenda Miller at nels4220@umn.edu or Travis Hoffman at travis.w.hoffman@ndsu.edu.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – April 26, 2023

Source: Travis Hoffman, 701-231-2222, travis.w.hoffman@ndsu.edu

Editor: Elizabeth Cronin, 701-231-7881, elizabeth.cronin@ndsu.edu

Creative Commons License
Feel free to use and share this content, but please do so under the conditions of our Creative Commons license and our Rules for Use. Thanks.