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Lambing Clinic

March 16, 2019 @ 5:00 am - 12:00 pm


Shorten your Lambing Learning Curve by packing years of experience into one day with small ruminant veterinarian Dr. Jackie Rapp,   a panel of  shepherds, and a farm-ful of lambs.   The morning session will cover Pre-Lambing Management, Normal Birthing Process, Deciding Whether to Call The Vet,   Top Ten Tips for Saving Lambs, and a demonstration of a necropsy to determine “Why Did This Lamb Die?”  Then we’ll head to the farm to demonstrate  management practices such as ear-tagging, tube feeding, tail docking, nursing difficulties, and other common problems.  Even more important, we’ll  show you how to recognize the behavior of healthy newborns who do not need your help.  The Owens Family will be in the middle of lambing 120 ewes at the time of workshop ( Katahdins and Coopworths, under 2 different management protocols).   There will be ample opportunity for observation and case studies.

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Date: Sat, March 16, 2019

Time: 5:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Owens Farm
2611 Mile Post Rd.
Sunbury, PA 17801

Cost: $60

Event Category: Community Calendar