The College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources takes pride in its programs being “Hands-On.” Nowhere is that more evident than with students majoring in Animal Sciences. On August 30-31, UAM students immunized nearly 200 head of cattle along with their calves.
The heifers were given a de-worming agent via an application gun where exact amounts were applied to the spine. Amounts were adjusted according to the animal’s weight. An additional insecticide treatment was applied to each animal to help eliminate and control the flies. By repelling the flies, the stress level of animals is reduced, and appetite increases, causing a faster weight gain. The students also inoculated the animals with preventative medicines.
For some students, this was their first exposure to treating animals. For others, they were old pros, having applied medicine to their livestock at home on the farm.
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