JS51 What to do Before You Call the Vet: First Aid for Your Flock with Dr. Andrea Loar, DVM

Unfortunately, it happens to almost every shepherd eventually….you come to check on your flock and one of your sheep is down or acting unusually. What should you do before you call the vet? Dr. Loar will take you through the steps to safely care for your animal and determine whether veterinary intervention is needed. She will also give information about simple first aid that can be done by the shepherd and how to prepare your animal for your vet’s arrival if simple first aid methods are not sufficient.

JS51 Class Fee: $20.

Dr. Andrea Loar, DVM, grew up raising market lambs in the Howard County 4-H program. After working in the veterinary field for many years as a Registered Veterinary Technician, she returned to school and graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Loar is the owner of Windy’s Legacy Livestock Reproduction Services, a practice specializing in food animal and small ruminant reproduction and neonatal care. She also works for the Mountain View Animal Emergency Clinic in Hagerstown, MD.

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Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

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Thank you!

Another Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival has come and gone, and we could not have done without all of you – Festival goers, volunteers, Festival Committee members, shepherds, and participants in so many activities, competitions and demonstrations! It is amazing to see this come together with all categories of participants contributing to its success. We tried some new things this year, and had a little bad weather to deal with, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding, support, and good cheer. Thanks to everyone for participating in our 44th celebration of all things sheep & wool! We are already thinking about how to do even better next year!

In Peace,

Gwen Handler, Chairman, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

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