Sheep Parasite Workshop September 22, 2012

Parasites in Sheep: The Challenge [PDF Poster]

Parasitic worms are a serious problem in sheep and goats on many farms, and reports of resistance to wormers are increasing in Nova Scotia, as in many parts of the world.  The barber pole worm is also much more of a problem in temperate countries than in the past, and has emerged as a serious threat  causing  anaemia, poor growth, and losses, of lambs during July-August and of ewes in the spring.  This problem has the potential to make raising small ruminants on pasture very challenging. Dr Jeff Wichtel, Atlantic Veterinary College, has extensive experience with these issues, and will present a workshop on September 22 in Truro.  He will discuss why these problems are increasing, and how we can act to maintain health while reducing the risk of resistant worms.


We will have microscopes available for demonstrating faecal egg counts and you are encouraged to bring a sample from your own animals for analysis

Workshop: September 22, at the Ruminant Centre, DAC/NSAC, Truro:  10.30 – 3.00


Bring a lunch.  SPANS will provide coffee

Space is limited, so advance registration is required.

Register with the N.S. Federation of Agriculture by calling 893 – 2293

Cost: $10.00, payable at the door

This workshop is supported by SPANS, PSBANS, Saint Mary’s University  Dept. of Biology, the Ruminant Centre and NSFA