Equine clinic offered in Farmington

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FARMINGTON — Franklin County Farm Bureau and the Farmington Farmers’ Union will present an equine clinic at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Farmington Town Office. Several speakers will share information on nutrition, health care and shoeing requirements for horses.

Andrew Beals from Poulin Grain and the Union will focus on nutrition for horses. For specific questions, e-mail him at ABeals@poulingrain.com. Beals will share all questions he receives and provide answers during his talk.

Dr. Marilyn McMorran, DVM, will discuss health care and preventative measures owners can take to keep horses sound. She will also accept questions at mfmdvm@beeline-online.net and share the answers with those attending the clinic.

A farrier will also be present to talk about why it is important to shoe horses and some of the reasons for using different types. Since this aspect of the clinic is still being finalized, bring  questions and there will be time for answers. There will also be time allowed for questions from those who don’t send questions on nutrition and health in advance.

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Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Larry Donald at the Farmington Farmers’ Union or Pamela Harnden, 645-2568.

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