Instructional Materials for FAMACHA© Workshops

These are links to publications and other resources suggested for use with FAMACHA© Workshops.

Best Management Practices Fact Sheets

Copper oxide wire particles

Genetic Selection
Management of Coccidia
Managing Dewormer Resistance
Nutritional Effects on Parasites
On-Farm Selection for Resistance to Parasites
Parasite Biology
Pasture Management
Periparturient Egg Rise
Sericea lespedeza
Targeted Selective Treatment
Using Dewormers Properly

Worm-Killing Fungus
Dewormer charts for small ruminants

Camelids (llamas, alpacas)


FAMACHA© Anemia Record

FAMACHA© Information Guide
Open letter to sheep and goat producers

How to order a FAMACHA© card
Why and how to do FAMACHA© scoring

Why FAMACHA© score?
Possible methods of marketing sheep that have been treated

Fecal egg counting

Fecal egg counting for sheep and goat producers
Guide to Internal Parasites of Ruminants (Intervet)
Modified McMaster Egg Counting for Quantitation of Nematode Eggs
Standards solutions for fecal examinations
Using fecal egg counts on your farm
What do fecal worm egg counts tell us?

Where to buy McMaster slides

Timely Topic Articles

Combination Treatments
Copper oxide wire particles:  keeping it safe
Disgusting tapeworms
Do's and Don't's of FAMACHA© scoring 

Organic management of parasites
Role of fecal egg counts in sheep/goat health
When deworming's not enough
Worm trapping fungus

ATTRA-NCAT Fact Sheets

Coccidiosis: symptoms, preventing and treatment in sheep, goats, and calves

How fecal egg counts can help you fight parasites
Tips for managing internal parasites
Tips for preventing parasites
Tips for managing internal parasites in small ruminants:  animal selection
Tips for managing internal parasites in small ruminants:  copper oxide wire particles
Tips for managing internal parasites in small ruminants:  pasture management
Tips for managing internal parasites in small ruminants:  sericea lespedeza

Other fact sheets and publications

Body condition scores in goats

Body condition scoring sheep
Deer Worm Fact Sheet


FAMACHA© scoring: Cover-Push-Pull-Pop

FAMACHA© in a nutshell
FAMACHA© Score Out West

PowerPoint presentations for teaching FAMACHA©
via SlideShare

Leyla Rios de Alvarez, Mississippi State University
Steve Hart, retired Langston University
Jim Miller, retired Louisiana State University
Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland Extension


This list was last updated 11.17.22 by Susan Schoenian.