DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Keeping sheep, goats, alpacas and other small ruminants healthy is the focus of an April 14 workshop from 1–3 p.m. at the Foxcroft Veterinary Clinic, 1441 Dexter Road, Dover-Foxcroft.
Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, topics include what is considered normal for specific animals, including nutrition, vaccination schedules, deworming, foot care and basic veterinary care. Dr. Catarina Ruksznis, a large-animal veterinarian in Vermont, will lead the workshop. Ruksznis is originally from Dover-Foxcroft.
Live demonstrations will be held in the barn. Participants must dress for the weather and wear shoes that can be disinfected on-site.
The workshop is free; registration is requested. Register online (extension.umaine.edu/register/product/keepingsmallruminantshealthy). Youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact 207.564.3301, email@example.com. More information also is available online (extension.umaine.edu/piscataquis/healthyruminants).
University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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