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and worms in goats


FAMACHA is a system to assess goats or sheep for anaemia resulting from barber's pole worm.

The system is used (with other indicators) to make drenching decisions for individual animals and is suited to small herds or flocks of generally less than 50 individuals.

It is essential to score the colour in the correct place and a little supervised practice at a training day is a great start to get the colour right, matched against a FAMACHA card.

TRAINING—Hunter region, NSW and southern QLD


Following on from the FAMACHA course in Tocal last year, Kylie Greentree (District Veterinarian with the Hunter LLS) will be conducting 3 FAMACHA Training Courses in the Hunter region. Dates in each district are listed below and location and time of training is currently being finalised. Please register your interest with your local office as there are limited places.

9/2/18 Manning Great Lakes ( Ph: 02 65534233)

23/2/18 at Tocal ( Ph: 02 40328866)

16/3/18 in Scone ( Ph: 02  65402400)


17/2/18 Boyland

FAMACHA training will be part of the South East Qld Goat Club Field Day, and will be presented by Dr Sandra Baxendell.

Contact Elaine Rogers 07 55435372 or glengylestud@bigpond.com

Assess eye colour to determine anaemia
Source: Melissa O'Garr, Hunnybee Farm & Pet Photography
Source: Melissa O'Garr, Hunnybee Farm & Pet Photography