ANIML SCI 251 - ST-Dorset Sheep Management II

Students will perform management activities that are required for the care of the UMass flock.  Students will learn skills such as hoof trimming, vaccinating, parasite detection, pregnancy detection, lambing and neonatal care; make decisions regarding selection, breeding and culling, and learn to recognize signs of illness and administer treatments.  The class is directly supervised by the shepherd with involvement from the staff veterinarian.  Students have the opportunity to become officers/TAs and present short lectures on related subjects such as: diseases, nutrition and lambing delivery, help provide instruction and organize the classes and activities.

Instructor(s): 
Credits: 
2
Level: 
Undergraduate
Semester(s) offered: 
Spring