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Small Ruminant Fecal Egg Counts

JUNE 28, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
VSU Randolph Farm
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA



Fecal egg counts are done to determine the worm load in animals and it has many uses in a parasite control program. They can be used to estimate the parasite load in an animal, show the level of pasture infestation, determine effectiveness of dewormers, and evaluate parasite resistance in animals. 

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

  • Small Ruminant Parasites
  • What is a FEC and what can we use it for
  • Determining dewormer resistance using FEC
  • Limitations of FEC
  • Training on how to conduct FEC

Registration fee of $10 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 refreshments and workshop supplies. Children 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult.