College to offer
horse care classes

Horse owners will learn how to recognize parasites on their horses and to deal with equine emergencies in two classes offered at Clatsop Community College.

Clatsop Community College is continuing its equine series with two classes this fall.

Both classes are taught by Dr. Stephanie Ramsey, DVM.

Equine Parasites is offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16. at the college’s main campus. Cost is $20.

This class will aid horse owners in understanding and controlling equine parasites in our local region. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify the most common external and internal parasites, understand parasite life cycles and the diseases caused by parasitism, identify common anthelmintic treatments (de-wormers) and understand their optimal uses and develop an appropriate parasite management plan for their horses.

Equine Emergency Care will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov.6 on the college’s main campus and from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Youngs River Ranch. Cost is $39.

This course is designed to aid horse owners in understanding common equine emergencies and how to work with the horse and the veterinarian to achieve the best outcome. Participants will learn to measure basic vital signs (heart rate, respiration, temperature, etc.); identify colic and its causes; perform basic procedures like administering oral/intramuscular medications as well as applying leg wraps; know when to call the vet; and what the equine emergency kit should contain.

To register, visit www.clatsopcc.edu/schedule and search under the course title listed above, or call 503-325-2402.

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