This elective provides the opportunity for students to develop their skills in the area of health and nutritional management of sheep immediately before and after weaning. The rotation consists of lectures on pre- and post-weaning nutrition, clinical parasitology, and prevention and control of common ovine infectious diseases. Hands-on experience during the week will take place at the USMARC Sheep Unit and will consist of walk-through and hands-on examinations of recently weaned lambs, treatment of sick lambs, inspection of weaning pen environment, investigation of herd outbreaks, and post mortem examination of all sheep mortalities.
Students will need to bring:
- Two pair of coveralls
- Overshoes or Rubber Boots
- Student ID/Badge
The Sheep Weaning Management Elective begins Monday at 8 a.m. unless students are notified otherwise.
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