Livestock Parasites 101: Prevention, Identification, Treatment

Wednesday, June 5 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Ames, IA

Do you have questions about parasites in your livestock? Learn the essentials from Iowa State University veterinary pathologist Matt Brewer in this hands-on workshop. We’ll start with an overview of different livestock parasites, placing special emphasis on those that are transmissible to humans. After the discussion, participants will have a chance to practice performing fecal egg counts on manure samples. The workshop will also give farmers a chance to ask questions and share their experiences with veterinarians. This workshop will be capped at 20 people.

HOST:  Dr. Matthew Brewer | Iowa State University


Dr. Matt Brewer is a veterinarian and assistant professor at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. In his current role, he teaches courses in parasitology, conducts diagnostic work and leads a basic research laboratory. The laboratory investigates mechanisms for parasite drug resistance and has received funding from National Institutes of Health, USDA and The American Kennel Club.


  • Livestock parasites
  • Zoonotic parasites
  • Fecal egg counts
  • Q & A with a veterinarian

LOCATION: College of Veterinary Medicine 1800 Christensen Drive Ames 50010


From US-30, take Exit 146 towards Iowa State University. Merge onto S University Boulevard and go 0.3 mile. Turn right onto ISU C Drive, then right onto Christensen Drive Park in Lot 96 and walk northeast to The Gentle Doctor Courtyard. Enter through the visitors entrance, not the teaching hospital.


We’ll begin this workshop with a catered meal during the lecture. Please RSVP by clicking the blue button below. 

We take RSVP numbers to get an idea of the amount of food that we need to provide for the event. If you RSVP after the deadline but before the event, you are still welcome, but we cannot guarantee a meal.

RSVP by May 29

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