Parasite control and management can be a major challenge for small ruminant producers. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies that couple nutrition, pasture and grazing mangement with selection for parasite resilient genetics are most successful. Join PASA at Three Cheers Farm to learn how to assess your sheep and goats for parasite resilience, discuss possible treatment and explore management options.
This day will be a combination of classroom time, more casual discussion and hands-on work with stock and fecal samples. Participants will:
About the Host & Prensenters.
Presenter Susan Beal, DVM, is PASA's Agricultural Science Advisor. Dr. Beal brings over 25 years of experience in holistic veterinary parctice, ranging from mixed practice through emergency medicine, equine and companion animal practices. Before joining the team at PASA, Dr. Beal worked for Big Run Healing Arts, a veterinary practice dedicated to providing holistic care for animals and the environment. Three Cheers Farm comprises 230 acres in western Pennsylvania near the Mahoning Creek. The farm maintains vegetable gardens, a small orchard and organic, free-range lamb.
The goal of PASA’s Farm-Based Education (FBE) programming is to empower farmers to implement farming practices that improve farm profitability and reduce the farm’s adverse environmental impacts while producing safe and healthy food for the community. FBE events strive to offer delicious, local meals and provide ample farmer-to-farmer networking opportunities.
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