2nd Annual Keeping Small Ruminants Healthy Clinic April 13th, 1-4 p.m.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT                                                   

Participants will build awareness of common diseases, and learn screening techniques farmers can do to assess the health of   Goats in a barn

  • sheep
  • goats
  • alpacas
  • and other small ruminants

The 2nd Annual Keeping Small Ruminants Healthy Clinic  will be held on April 13, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. at the Foxcroft Large Animal Veterinary Associates (FLAVA) Clinic, 1441 Dexter Road, Dover-Foxcroft Maine.

Sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and FLAVA, Catarina Ruksznis DVM, FLAVA large-animal veterinarian will lead the discussion on disease awareness in small ruminants and an overview of screening test available. Colt Knight PhD, UMaine Extension Livestock Specialist, will demonstrate and certify attendees in FAMACHA technique as a diagnostic tool.

Participants are encouraged to bring fecal samples from their animals so they can learn how to prepare the samples and use a microscope to assess parasite load in their animals.

To find out how to collect fecal samples visit this page: collecting samples

Live demonstrations will be held in the barn. Participants must dress for the weather and wear shoes that can be disinfected on-site. Those becoming certified in the FAMACHA technique will be able to purchase a FAMACHA  card for $15 each.

Youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


For more information or to request a disability accommodation call 207.564.3301 or email extension.piscataquis@maine.edu