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Kidding and lambing school on Dec. 10

October 18, 2005

A Lambing and Kidding School will be held Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Md.

Dr. Kevin Pelzer, small ruminant veterinarian from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, will be the primary instructor for the workshop.

Topics include: assisting with difficult births, problems associated with lambing and kidding - abortions, prolapses, milk fever, pregnancy toxemia - mastitis and milk problems, newborn lamb and kid care, and grafting.

The registration fee is $35 per person and $10 for each additional family member.

The fee includes lunch and a lambing/kidding kit.

The kit will consist of various lambing and kidding supplies such as tube feeder and cup for dipping navels, as well as sample products such as a milk replacer, and trouble-shooting flow charts such as with starvation.

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Checks are to be made payable to the University of Maryland and sent to the Western Maryland Research & Education Center, Lambing and Kidding School, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756. Registration deadline is Dec. 1.

For more information about the school, contact Susan Schoenian at 301-432-2767, ext. 343 or sschoen@umd.edu

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