Managing Your Flock, Part 1: Diagnosing and Treating Sick Sheep
In this video, NCAT Livestock Specialist Linda Coffey joins Dr. Joan Burke, ARS/USDA researcher at the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Center in Booneville, AR, to tour a farm and assess a flock of sheep. Using the FAMACHA© and Five Point Check© systems to detect the presence of internal parasites, they determine which sheep need deworming treatment.
They identify two sheep that need immediate help due to severe infection. They describe the treatment and supportive care necessary to save the two animals. Linda and Dr. Burke continue the farm tour, discussing ways to encourage the health of a flock.
These videos were produced with support from Organic Research and Extension Initiative Grant number: 2016-51300-25723.
Managing Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats
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