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    Bucks County 4-H Youth Short Courses announced

    Bucks County 4-H is holding Veterinary Science classes for local kids ages 12-18. The six classes will be taught over a six-week period. The classes are taught by veterinarians and are for youth that have an interest in animals.

    Youth members will learn about animal behavior, maintaining health, and how to take temperatures, pulses, and respiration rates. The course will be held on Saturday mornings at the Wrightstown Library, 727 Penns Park Road, Newtown, beginning March 11th.

    An animal farm tour at Delaware Valley University, 700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown, will be held on Saturday, March 25th for the program.

    “Livestock Science 101” is an introductory short course for youth, ages eight to 18, who are interested in learning about a variety of farm animals.

    Classes will cover six livestock species; one species each night: Dairy, Pigs, Sheep/Goats, Horses, Beef, and Poultry. Topics will include Breeds, Terminology, Feeding, Management, Breeding, Diseases, etc.

    The program will be held at the Bucks County Extension Office, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, Friday evenings beginning March 3rd. Register for classes now as class sizes are limited.

    If you have any questions, or to register, contact the Bucks County Cooperative Extension office at 215-345-3283.