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Small Ruminant Parasite Management and FAMACHA Training Workshop

March 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator Wayne County and Crossroads EERA An important aspect of small ruminant management is internal parasite control.   For a pasture based production system, parasite control is essential to profitability.  In this system, the parasite of greatest concern is Haemonchus contortus, commonly known as the barber pole worm.  Reliance upon a regular de-worming […]

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Tags: Health · Management · Parasites

2015 Sheep and Goat Webinar Series

January 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Ohio State University Extension will be offering its Sheep and Goat Webinar Series again this year, focusing on “Tips for Productivity Improvement. Every Monday evening in February from 7-9 p.m. remote location throughout the state will host viewings of the webinar for that week. Locations and contacts for locations are listed below. Depending on the […]

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Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Economics · Events · Health · Parasites

CDT Vaccine

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Protect Sheep and Goats with CDT Vaccine By Peggy Coffeen, Dairy/Livestock Editor Failing to arm sheep and goats disease protection is a bit like heading into a tackle football game with no helmets or pads. Less protection means greater risk. Vaccines are an important component in suiting up small ruminants to hit the field – […]

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Colostrum Management

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments

The Importance of Colostrum Management Dr. Cassandra Plummer, DVM Small Ruminant Veterinarian, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine As we find breeding season winding to a close it is time to start making preparations for lambing season to begin. When preparing for lambing, one thing to consider is your plan for colostrum management. How […]

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April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator Wayne County OSU Extension, Wayne County and the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association (OHSIA) are sponsoring a FAMACHA Workshop/Training on Saturday June 1.  The workshop and training will be held at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Sheep Unit at 5743 Fredericksburg Road (County Road 501), 4.5 miles southeast […]

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Tags: Health · Parasites

Diagnostic sample submissions for animals

April 10th, 2013 · No Comments

by Bill Shulaw, Extension Veterinarian Lambing, kidding, and calving seasons are well underway and the typical questions about abortions, calf scours, and other problems have been asked.  This week I was asked if I would provide some general guidelines about obtaining help with disease diagnosis. First of all, getting at least a tentative diagnosis is […]

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Tags: Economics · Health

Vaccination Programs for Sheep and Goats

February 6th, 2013 · No Comments

In case you missed the first session of the 2013 Ohio Sheep and Goat Web Series don’t worry.  We recorded all but the introduction.  To view the recording of Dr. Eric Gordon’s Presentation on “Vaccination Programs for Sheep and Goats”  follow this link:  http://go.osu.edu/2013Sheep-1 .  The presentation was given Monday, February 4, 2013. Don’t forget […]

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2013 Sheep and Goat Web Programs

January 14th, 2013 · 4 Comments

In a coordinated effort, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio State University Extension are pleased to announce the 2013 Sheep and Goat WebEx Programs.  The Sheep and Goat WebEx Program series was started in 2012 due to an increased need to get educational programming to the sheep and goat producers in state of Ohio […]

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Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Events · Grazing · Health · Management · Nutrition · Presentations

Sorting Through the Information on Sheep and Goat Parasite Control: A Decision Making Support Tool is Now Available.

December 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Farmers confronted with parasite infections in their sheep and goats soon realize there is no “magic bullet” or “one size fits all” solution.  They can be quickly bombarded with a lot of information available on internal parasite control but with no help in sorting out which options they should consider in their farming operation. OSU […]

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Tags: Grazing · Health · Management · Parasites

Poisonous Trees

July 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

By Clif Little OSU Extension Agriculture/Natural Resources Guernsey & Noble Counties ​ Recent storms downed many trees throughout Ohio, some of these pose a threat to livestock. Poisoning is most common when grazing is scarce, such as periods of dry weather coupled with thunderstorms that down trees during the mid to late summer months. ​ […]

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Tags: Grazing · Health · Management