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Small Ruminant Parasite Management [clear filter]
Saturday, January 16

9:00am PST

Genetic Selection in Small Ruminants
This session will cover the principles of genetics, selection, and breeding programs for the improvement of animal performance and profitability. Special focus will be given to breeding for parasite resistance within a comprehensive, multi-trait selection program. Tools such as the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) and estimated breeding values (EBVs) will be introduced. The session will involve presentation, followed by a practical case study with interactive decision-making in breeding stock selection.  Presented by Joe Emenheiser, University of Vermont Extension and Melanie Barkley, Penn State Extension .

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Melanie Barkley

Extension Educator, Penn State
Melanie is an educator for Penn State Extension, based in Bedford. She began her career in Extension as a youth educator and has covered many program areas in agriculture over a 25 year time period. Her current position focuses on livestock production, which includes serving as co-chair... Read More →
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Joe Emenheiser

Diversified Livestock Specialist, UVM Extension
Joe was raised on a small family farm in Pennsylvania. His livestock experience includes managing sheep farms in New York, butchering, genetic evaluation, teaching and judging. His research has focused on using ultrasound for genetic improvement of lamb composition, and on... Read More →

Saturday January 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PST

1:15pm PST

Improving Gastrointestinal Parasite Control In Small Ruminants
This presentation will focus on producer options/resources available to optimize gastrointestinal parasite control in sheep and goats.  A research update on the use of birdsfoot trefoil and cranberry plants for parasite control will be included.  Presented by Katherine Petersson, University of Rhode Island, and Anne Zajac, Virginia Tech.

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Katherine Petersson

Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island
Katherine Petersson is an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI) in the Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science. Dr. Petersson obtained her B.S. degree in Animal Science, from Texas A&M University in 1982 and her M.S. (1986) and Ph.D. (1990) in Animal... Read More →
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Anne Zajac

Virginia/Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Virginia Tech
Dr. Anne Zajac is a faculty member at the Virginia/Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.  She is a Michigan native and received her DVM from Michigan State University and a PhD in parasitology from Ohio State University.  She has been a faculty member at Virginia... Read More →

Saturday January 16, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm PST

3:00pm PST

Innovations in Controlling Barber Pole Worm and Treating Deer Worm in Goats and Sheep
Cornell Cooperative Extension Small Ruminant Extension Specialist tatiana Stanton will discuss preliminary results from on-farm studies in Northeast sheep flocks and goat herds of the effects of 1) dosing animals with copper  oxide wire particles on barber pole worm populations, 2) grazing birdsfoot trefoil pastures versus conventional pastures on strongyle populations, FAMACHA scores and weight gains, and 3) two different treatment protocols on recovery rates of goats and sheep naturally infected with deer worm.

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tatiana Stanton

Sheep and Goat Extension Associate, Cornell University Extension
Dr. tatiana Stanton is a goat and sheep extension associate at Cornell University where she is part of the staff of the NE Sheep and Goat Marketing Program. In her spare time, tatiana maintains a small herd (35 doe) of high percentage Boer meat goats and chairs the Education Committee... Read More →

Saturday January 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm PST