Fact Sheets & Tools

USDA OREI Birdsfoot Trefoil Project Resources:

 

USDA SARE Project Resources (LNE10-300):

Why and How To Do FAMACHA Scoring – Fact Sheet on using the FAMACHA© System in small ruminant parasite management.  View our demonstration video on this topic.

Why Do Sheep and Goat Fecal Egg Counts – Fact Sheet on using and interpreting fecal egg counts in small ruminant parasite management.  View our demonstration video on this topic.

How To Do The Modified McMaster Fecal Egg Counting Procedure – Fact Sheet that lists the supplies and procedure for conducting the Modified McMaster Fecal Egg Counting Procedure.  View our demonstration video on this topic.

ACSRPC Dewormer Charts_Sept 2014 – for sheep and goats, updated September 2014.

Body Condition Scoring Guide – illustrated guide on body condition scoring in sheep and goats.

Parasite Monitoring and Deworming Record Sheets (PDF) – record FAMACHA© scores, body condition scores, presence or absence of diarrhea, fecal egg counts, other factors, and deworming events.  MS Excel versions – SARE GIN_data collection sheet and SARE GIN Parasite Summary Final

Collecting a Fecal Sample – Illustrated, step-by-step guide on how to collect a small ruminant rectal fecal sample.  This information is also contained within our fact sheet, How To Do The Modified McMaster Fecal Egg Counting Procedure.

Other suggested resources:

ACSRPC Training ManualSmart Drenching and FAMACHA© Integrated Training for Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nemetodes in Small Ruminants.  Note the goat and sheep dewormer charts have been updated since this original manual was producedVisit the ACSRPC website for more information on a variety of parasite management topics.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service – ATTRA:  List of suggested publications on sheep and goat parasite control topics and the webpage for downloading a .pdf version.

Langston University video on body condition scoring of goats and other resources on this topic.

Visit our additional links page for an extensive list of sheep and goat management resources

 

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