Birth Management for Sheep and Goats 2022

January 4, 2022 - January 29, 2022 live sessions are 7-8:30 p.m. ET each Tuesday evening

Registration Deadline: January 2, 2022 - 11:59PM

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Contact: Michael Metzger

The MSU Small Ruminant Extension team is offering a 4-part webinar series on birth management that will lead you through a host of topics aimed to improve birth management of sheep and goats. Each weekly session will last approximately 90 min and sessions will be recorded to allow future viewing.

Participants will learn preventative approaches, assessment skills, and treatment procedures. Both novice and veteran producers alike will find this program valuable. Because of the amount and depth of information presented, students have found attending this program more than once to be valuable.

Topics will include: nutritional management, use of ultrasound, facility design, newborn care, hypothermia treatment, grafting, vaccination protocols, mortality diagnoses, health and feeding program assessment.

Each session will feature seminars, specialized instructional videos and question and answer sessions with an expert panel to cover each of these topics (live sessions are 7-8:30 p.m. ET each Tuesday evening):

  • Jan 4: Webinar - Nutritional management to optimize birth outcomes in sheep and goats.
  • Jan 11: Webinar - Optimizing maternal and newborn health: parasite control, vaccination schedules, treating complications at birth, providing a healthy environment.
  • Jan 18: Webinar - The normal birth process, birth assistance and newborn care.
  • Jan 25: Webinar - Identifying challenges on your farm and creating an improvement plan addressing health management, nutrition and facility improvements.
  • Jan 29: OPTIONAL: Hands on Experience - 1-4 p.m. - MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center, 3885 Hagadorn Rd., Okemos, MI 48864

Instructors:

  • Richard Ehrhardt Ph.D., senior extension specialist
  • Mike Metzger M.S., extension educator
  • Erin Recktenwald Ph.D., extension and research associate

Cost:
Registration: $40/farm or family and includes a 40+ page manual, a laminated lamb hypothermia/starvation treatment poster and access to all recorded sessions
Additional members of the same farm/ family may receive additional manuals and posters for $20 per set.
No refunds for cancellations after Jan. 4, 2022. 

Materials will be mailed after the first class.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for an in-person program in January. All participants, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask while indoors on MSU property or any property that is reserved or rented exclusively for an MSU activity. Please do not attend any programs, meetings, or events if you feel ill.

Registration for this event has closed.

Tags: 4-h animal science, 4-h sheep production & management, animal agriculture, msu extension, sheep & goats

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Michael Metzger

Michael Metzger
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