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Lambing and Kidding class offered in Howard County

November 15, 2005

A Lambing and Kidding School will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 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.

Topics to be addressed in the workshop 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 such lambing and kidding supplies as a tube feeder, cup for dipping navels, sample products such as a milk replacer), and trouble-shooting flow charts on such things as 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.

The 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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