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Small Ruminant FAMACHA® Certification


9:00am - 12:00pm
VSU Randolph Farm
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA



Despite opportunities for success in sheep and goat production, parasite control and anthelmintic resistance are major problems faced by producers. 

This approved FAMACHA® training workshop emphasizes the use of multiple techniques, such as pasture management and strategic deworming, for the effective control of internal parasites. This is important to assist producers in prolonging the efficacy of chemical dewormers on their farms. 

VSU’s Small Ruminant Specialist Dahlia O’Brien will review:

  • Small Ruminant Parasites
  • Dewormers and dewormer resistance
  • Alternative Strategies for Parasite Control
  • Five Point Check
  • How and when to use FAMACHA® scores (including hands-on training)

This workshop is supported by the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control, an organization that has developed research-based practices for controlling internal parasites on farms. With the exception of veterinarians and other qualified animal health professionals, you must take an approved training in order to get certified in the FAMACHA® system and receive a FAMACHA® card.

Registration fee of $20 per person* should be paid upon arrival at the workshop by cash or check.

Please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 or email for more information.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

*Includes lunch, notebook and FAMACHA card. Children 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult.

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