Oregon Plans Parasite Management Webinar

The Oregon Sheep Growers Association is offering a special webinar opportunity on July 8 beginning at 5:30 pm to learn about one of the most difficult producer problems - parasite management.

Dr. Scott Bowdridge, an associate professor at West Virginia University, will present an hour and a half seminar titled: Parasite Management through Selection of Resistant Sheep. Dr. Bowdridge is a California native who grew up on a small sheep operation where his family raised purebred Rambouillets.

His main research interest is in determining immune responses to infection with Haemonchus contortus generated by different breeds of sheep. By utilizing parasite-resistant St. Croix sheep, his lab has been able to compare immune responses during different stages of Haemonchus contortus infection.

OSGA appreciates the assistance of the Oregon State University Extension Small Farms program for their help hosting the upcoming webinar through Zoom.

To register, send an e-mail to the OSGA office at info@sheeporegon.com. Detailed Log-in information will be returned by e-mail.