Animal Care and Well-Being

April 29, 2015 <>

4-H members work hard to ensure their animals are properly cared for – helping to ensure a state of positive well-being for their animals before, during, and after a fair or exhibition. The following resource materials provide answers to commonly asked questions youth may encounter about animals during a show or exhibition: 


(Each pdf prints six bookmarks – 3 per 8.5" x 11" page, print 2-sided.)

Animal Care and Well-Being Guide

Animal Care and Well-Being Guide

This resource was created to assist those who manage or participate in public events involving animals. The resource includes three main areas:
  1. Guidelines for ensuring appropriate care of animals in a public setting.
  2. Suggestions for educating the public about animals and animal agriculture.
  3. Recommendations for responding if demonstrations or animal-activist activity is present at your event.

Animal Care and Well-Being Guide

For questions or more information on these materials or related topics, contact:

Melissa Elischer, 4-H Dairy Educator
Phone: (517) 432-4306


Accessibility Questions:

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