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4-H Horse Science Club partners with local veterinarian center

Posted 7/10/2014

What started as a short term 4-H Horse Science project hosted by Desert Pines Equine Medical and Surgery Center for youth ages 9-18, has turned into the newest 4-H Club in southern Nevada. Desert Pines veterinarians and technicians are doing much of the instruction over the summer, along with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H Instructor, Lori Leas. The club members will finish their summer project studying equine nutrition, first-aid and equine vital signs (tpr’s), as well as common diseases, parasites and bio-security.

“The project is very hands-on,” said Leas, “and the members are learning a lot about equine management and science.” At their next meeting, Dr.Leslie Schur will demonstrate vaccinating and bio-security.

“The group is full now,” added Leas, “but we will be accepting new club members in September.” For more information on the 4-H program, email Leas or call 702-257-5524. For more information on Desert Pines Equine Medical Center, call Lisa Carter, practice manager, 702-645-2247.

Kids looking at horse.Kids looking at horse.

Photos of the newly formed 4-H Horse Science Club. Photo courtesy of Lori Leas, 4-H instructor.

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