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Extension Goat-Sheep Birthing and Animal Health Webinar Jan. 28
Minnesota Ag Connection - 01/27/2021

The University of Minnesota Extension will host a webinar on Jan. 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. Central on preparing your sheep and goats for the lambing and kidding season, particularly around the time of parturition (birth). Farmers, 4-H and FFA members, and ag business professionals who work with farmers, and those interested in goats or sheep are invited to attend.

Kyle Rozeboom, Livestock Specialist, U of M Department of Animal Science, will discuss:

- Birthing process

- Dystocia

- How to effectively assist a lamb/goat kid with a healthy start in life

Dr. Whitney Knauer, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professors, U of M College of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss:

- Ewe/doe and lamb/kid health

- Body condition scoring

- Vaccinations

- Prevention/treatment of pregnancy toxemia and mastitis

Pre-registration is required. Please register at z.umn.edu/GoatSheepParturition. The Zoom link will be emailed to you immediately after you register. If you are unable to attend the live session, you will receive the recording via email. Any questions please contact: Brenda Miller at nels4220@umn.edu or Colleen Carlson at traxl042@umn.edu.

Team members: Brenda Miller-Todd County, Claire LaCanne-Rice/Steele Counties, Colleen Carlson-Carver/Scott Counties, Troy Salzer-St. Louis County, Wayne Martin-U of M, St. Paul Campus, Dr. Travis Hoffman-UMN/NDSU Extension


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