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Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Fun and Educational 4 H Meeting

We had the best 4 H meeting Thursday afternoon for our Cloverbud group.  Animal Science is one of the project areas you can work on in 4 H.  It can be general Animal Science or specialized like Poultry. A local veterinarian let us come in and tour the clinic.  He spent an hour showing the children around the clinic and answering their questions.  He took us through exam rooms, surgery rooms, and rooms that they board and groom in.  We got to see the kennels where they keep sick animals and animals that they rescue when necessary.  We also got to go through the barn where they treat large animals.  We got to see their microscope and the kids learned about why they draw blood from animals and what they do with the samples after they take them.  He showed them what heart worms look like (on a brochure) and vaccines they use on animals.  He showed them all the different instruments they use during a surgery and what they do to put the animal to sleep.  All of the questions the children had were answered very patiently.  Before we left the children also got a coloring book and a piece of gum.  The meeting was a lot of fun and very interesting for the children. 




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