Keeping Your 4-H Animals Safe & Healthy

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August 8, 2019

Protect your projects from illness. 

  • Change your shoes when going into and leaving your barn or housing area, or wear protective boot covers. 
  • Do not allow friends to visit your animals unless they have on clean clothes and shoes and have washed their hands. 
  • Clean your hands. Wash them with soap and hot water before and after handling your animals. 
  • Have separate clothes and shoes just for working with your animals. 
  • Clean boots and equipment, such as feeders and waterers, with soap and hot water or disinfectant. 
  • Keep animals that have been at the fair away from others for 30 days. 
  • Use separate equipment for animals that were at the fair and those left at home. 
  • If your animals from fair show symptoms of illness, call your local veterinarian. 

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