Keeping small ruminants healthy with UMaine Extension

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 in Dover-Foxcroft.

Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, topics will include what is considered normal for specific animals, such as 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; online registration is requested. Youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact 564.3301, More information also is available online.