UMaine Extension mentioned in BDN article on large animal veterinary care

University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article “In Maine, large animal owners look to themselves for most veterinary type care.” For large animal owners in Maine, taking care of their animals’ health themselves often makes the most sense in terms of time and expense, the article states. House calls to a farm can cost hundreds of dollars, while transporting an animal to a veterinary facility could mean dozens of miles for some rural animal owners. These barriers to professional care often prompt animal owners to take issues into their own hands. UMaine Extension offers workshops on animal care, one way for large animal farmers to learn the necessary skills to treat animals on their own, according to the BDN.