Online FAMACHA© training was initiated in March 2016 by the University of Rhode Island, in cooperation with the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ASCRPC). Since inception (and through July 31, 2019), 333 participants from 43 US states and 6 Canadian provinces have started the program with 213 participants completing it and receiving FAMACHA© certification (64%).
The certification program involves a 4-step process, including making a video of FAMACHA© scoring. Additional funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been obtained to continue the program. The informational videos will be updated and refined and a Spanish language version will be produced.
Source: Poster: Development of an online FAMACHA certification program. Joint COMBAR-ACSRPC meeting, Ghent, Belgium. August 27-29, 2019.