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Workshop soon on fecal egg counts

May 15, 2007

A Fecal Egg Counting Workshop will be Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center near Keedysville.

The workshop will teach the modified McMaster technique for determining fecal egg counts in small ruminants, according to a press release.

It will also teach the proper use of fecal egg counts in internal parasite control programs for sheep and goats. Dr. Dahlia Jackson, the new small ruminant specialist at Delaware State University is to be the primary instructor.

The registration fee is $60 per person ($25 for each additional family or farm member).

Registration fees will include lunch, refreshments, supplies, and printed materials. The full registration fee will include one McMaster egg counting slide. Registration is limited to the first 25.

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The workshop is intended for producers who plan to do fecal egg counts on their animals and is not strictly an introductory course.

To register, send your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address to Small Ruminant Workshop,Western Maryland Research and Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756. Make your check payable to the University of Maryland.

The registration deadline is June 8.

Direct questions to Susan Schoenian or Cindy Mason at 301-432-2767, ext. 343 or ext. 301; sschoen@umd.edu or cmason@umd.edu

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