Parasitology and Parasites
October 15 – October 21
- Explain how parasites work.
- Describe various parasites, their transmission, incidence, and life cycles.
- Identify treatment and control strategies for Alaskan ungulate parasites.
- Explain the difference between endoparasites and ectoparasites.
Read pages 24-33 of the Reindeer Health Aide Manual
Watch the following powerpoint presentations on parasites.
Assume you are a reindeer meat producer in Alaska and you wish to be classified as “organic’. Discuss how you could control parasites in a captive (fenced with pasture) herd without jeopardizing your organic status.