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Touch-A-Tractor Event at The University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Saturday, May. 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
UMES On-Campus Farm
The Touch-A-Tractor Event will be held on Saturday, May 12th from 10 am- 1 pm at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore On-Campus Farm. Touch-A-Tractor at UMES is a FREE Family Event! This event provides an opportunity for youth to see and touch tractors, trucks, and other farm equipment. Learn...
Get Your Flash Drive - All Worms All Day Proceedings
Proceedings from the Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference All Worms All Day are now available on a flash drive. The conference was held December 9, 2017, at Delaware State University. Speakers were...

FAMACHA Workshop & Certification

Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Durst Farm
FAMACHA is a diagnostic tool to help farmers identify parasite infection in small ruminants, such as sheep and goats. The tool is a chart that matches eyelid color to anemia levels, an indicator of parasite infection and the presence of stomach worms. This type of diagnosis allows farmers to target...

Toxic Plant Seminar

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Harford County Extension Office
Do you know what plants in your pasture pose a threat to your livestock? What steps are you taking to reduce your animals’ risk of eating something toxic? Dr. Anna Snarski and Extension Educator Sara BhaduriHauck will discuss the principles of plant toxicity, identification of toxic plants, and...

Abomasal Bloat

Abomasal bloat (tympany) is a common health problem affecting artificially-reared lambs and kids, especially hand-fed ones. Some farms have experienced death losses as high as 25 to 30 percent [3]. On other farms, it is a sporadic disease. While the mechanism... more>>

Be Smart . . . Drench Smart - Small Ruminant Integrated Parasite Management

Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Food Science and Technology Building, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
During the all day workshop, participants will learn about gastrointestinal parasites that badger small ruminants (sheep and goats), anthelmintic resistance and practices to mitigate or manage parasite burdens. The 3 hour morning session will serve as the introduction for the afternoon hands-on...

Be Smart . . . Drench Smart - Small Ruminant Integrated Parasite Management

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Central Maryland Research and Education Center
During the all day workshop, participants will learn about gastrointestinal parasites that badger small ruminants (sheep and goats), anthelmintic resistance and practices to mitigate or manage parasite burdens. The 3 hour morning session will serve as the introduction for the afternoon hands-on...

Ration Balancing Software for Sheep & Goats

Feed is the single largest cost associated with raising small ruminants. Sheep and goat producers should balance (or evaluate) feed rations to make sure they are meeting the nutritional requirements of their animals. Ration balancing can ensure optimal animal performance, prevent nutritional...

Frederick County Beef, Sheep, and Swine Club Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Frederick County 4-H Camp & Activities Center
Regular meeting of the Frederick County Beef, Sheep and Swine 4-H Club. If you are a member that is unable to attend, please contact Brennan Kolega by email - bkcattleenterprises@gmail.com.

Slowing Dewormer Resistance

Dewormer resistance is inevitable, but the rate at which it develops is not. It is a well-known fact that gastro-intestinal parasites (worms) have developed resistance to all of the currently available dewormers (anthelmintics) [1,2,8]. Resistance means that an anthelmintic treatment is not...

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