Know Your Parasite Enemy

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Landholders are invited to attend a workshop on parasite management in sheep, cattle and horses. This will be an opportunity to learn about worm lifecycles and how faecal egg counting (FEC) can be a useful tool in developing effective worm management strategies. Treating animals unnecessarily can be costly and can contribute to the selection of worms for drench resistance. Some treatments can also have a negative impact on beneficial species such as dung beetles. This workshop is part of the "Do it with Dung - from the Mountains to the Murray" project

This workshop will provide information on:

 -          The main types of internal parasites in cattle, sheep and horses

-          Worm lifecycles, climatic influences & treatment methods

 -          How faecal egg counts (FEC) can be used to determine worm loads

 -          How to take a faecal sample and interpret sample results

 There will also be an opportunity to see live worm larvae projected from the microscope onto a screen. The workshop presenter is Dr Grant Richards. Grant is a veterinarian with many years experience dealing with parasites. He operates a parasite diagnostic laboratory which provides egg counting and culturing services.

Who should come?

Anyone with an interest in learning more about internal parasites and how “worm counts” can be a useful parasite management tool. 

Where can I get more information?

Contact: Belinda Pearce (Project Manager) 02 6027 5294

 abanas@bigpond.com

 

 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Please RSVP by Tue. 19th May to Belinda Pearce, 02 6027 5294,

 abanas@bigpond.com

   This project is an initiative of Kiewa Catchment Landcare Group   

and is funded by Caring for our Country. It is supported by regional

Landcare Groups and the North East Catchment Management Authority.

 

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