Cornell Cooperative Extension hosts parasite control treatment workshop in Canton
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 8:55 am

CANTON -- The results of research conducted on three Northern New York farms to evaluate parasite control treatments for sheep and goats will be shared at a program organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

The program will be held at the CCE Learning Farm, Route 68.

Dr. tatiana Stanton of the Cornell University Sheep and Goat Program will present the results of treatment protocols tested on two regional sheep farms and one goat farm. Seventy-three percent of 273 sheep and goat farmers responding to a Cornell survey indicated problems with barber pole worm.

Infestation can lead to livestock death.

The meeting will also include discussion of deer worm controls and the use of evasive grazing techniques for parasite management. Learn more about small livestock and other NNY agricultural sectors at www.nnyagdev.org.