Everything equine focus of 4-H Science Saturday

Youth in grades K-12 are invited to learn about horses with large animal veterinarians at a University of Maine 4-H Science Saturday workshop April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the UMaine J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Orono.

Youth will learn to use stethoscopes on a model of a horse heart and learn to understand sounds as a basis for a physical exam, focusing on digestive, heart, percussion of feet and hoof sounds. Participants also will learn about training a Standardbred for riding, conformation and judging. Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner, UMaine Extension veterinarian, and Dr. Robert Causey, associate professor, Animal and Veterinarian Sciences, will lead the workshop.

The $8 fee includes the program and lunch. Registration materials are available at umaine.edu/4h/home/science-saturday/. Maximum enrollment is 40; March 27 is the deadline to register. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Jessica Brainerd, (207) 581-3877. The program is supported by the Maine 4-H Foundation.

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