Sheep and Goat Workshops: Health Care
When: April 20, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Penn State Extension Office in Westmoreland County
214 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
registration deadline: April 13, 2018
Quality health care most often results in animals with high performance. Producers should understand steps to prevent health problems as well as be able to identify health issues and know when to contact their veterinarian.
Sheep and goat producers who would like to better understand health care within their flock or herd.
Normal animal behavior characteristics
How to identify common health issues
Understand internal parasites and how they affect performance
How to identify when animals require treatment for internal parasites
Friday, April 20, 2018
Welcome and Introductions
Keep It Off The Farm: Biosecurity Practices
Take a closer look at some simple biosecurity practices that help to keep diseases off your farm.
Identifying Common Health Issues
Discover normal behavior characteristics. Explore how to identify common health issues, how to prevent these issues and when to call your veterinarian.
Hidden Health Issues: What They Are and How To Identify
Explore how to identify and prevent common diseases such as OPP, CL, Johne’s, Abortion Diseases, Foot Rot and Foot Scald, and Urinary Calculi.
Understand Internal Parasites: Prevention, Symptoms and Control
Learn about common internal parasites, how to prevent parasite infection, how to recognize when animals have parasites and how to control.
Evaluation and Wrap-Up
J. Craig Williams