Cape May Court House - The Cape May County 4-H Fall Equine Health Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2017. On this date, veterinarians and clinic volunteers travel throughout the county to participants’ farms and boarding stables, offering equine de-worming and vaccinations at a reduced fee.
The equine health clinics are cooperative endeavors between local veterinarians and Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program. They are coordinated under the direction of 4-H volunteer Nancy Rothenbiller. These clinics are offered twice a year to all horse and pony owners in Cape May County to provide an opportunity to local equine owners to vaccinate and de-worm their horses regularly. The next clinic will be held in March 2018.
This year’s fall clinic emphasizes core vaccines and parasite control. Since new technologies in vaccine manufacturing have yielded vaccines that can offer longer lasting protection against certain diseases and the fact that the warm weather months that include the greatest threat for mosquito borne disease will be over, the 4-in-1 combination vaccine will not be offered on December 2.
The registration deadline for the equine health clinic is Friday, November 24. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the clinic. Please contact the 4-H office at 465-5115, ext. 3605 for a registration form or download an application at www.cmc4h.com.
For additional information about the 4-H Youth Development Program, contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, at 465-5115, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit www.cmc4h.com.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.