Sheep and Goat Workshops: Health Care

Good health care is crucial to efficient and profitable sheep and goat operations.
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Health Care - Workshops
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Language: English

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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
11:59 p.m.

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.

Who is this for?

Sheep and goat producers who would like to better understand health care within their flock or herd.

What will you learn?

Biosecurity practices

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


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