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Youth & Livestock Quality. Lyle Holmgren USU Extension Agent Box Elder County. The Quality Equation. Quality People (Ethics Education) Quality Projects (Quality Assurance) Quality Programs (Experiences) Exceptional Youth Development. Provide a Safe Nutritious Product for the Consumer.

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youth livestock quality

Youth & Livestock Quality

Lyle Holmgren

USU Extension Agent

Box Elder County

the quality equation
The Quality Equation

Quality People (Ethics Education)

  • Quality Projects (Quality Assurance)
  • Quality Programs (Experiences)
  • Exceptional Youth Development
provide a safe nutritious product for the consumer
Provide a Safe Nutritious Product for the Consumer
  • Gain consumer confidence.
  • Encourage ethical production of wholesome products.
  • Use recommended practices.
administering medications
Administering Medications
  • Orally
  • Topical
  • Injectable (IM, SQ, IV, IU)
read the label and follow label directions
Read the LABEL and follow label directions
  • Over the Counter (OTC)
  • Prescription - Available only froma Veterinarian.
  • Extra label - Only by direction ofVeterinarian.
  • Withdraw times.
  • Veterinarian/Client relationship.
improper needle selection
Improper Needle Selection
  • Don’t Use Bent or Burred Needles.
proper injection site area
Proper Injection Site Area
  • SQ ahead of thepoint of shoulder.
  • IM in neck region only.
  • No injection site more than 6” from another site.
  • No more than 10cc per injection site.
injection site for hogs
Injection Site for Hogs
  • SQ and IM in theneck region just behind and below the ear.
  • No more than 5cc per injection site
injection site for sheep
Injection Site for Sheep
  • SQ and IM in theneck region just behind and below the ear.
  • No more than 5cc per injection site
how can i reduce the risk my animals getting a disease1
How Can I Reduce the Risk My Animals Getting a Disease?

Make sure that the equipment used to haul or handle your animals is clean and recently disinfected.

how can i reduce the risk my animals getting a disease3
How Can I Reduce the Risk My Animals Getting a Disease?

Isolate all purchased animals for a minimum of two weeks.

how can i reduce the risk my animals getting a disease4
How Can I Reduce the Risk My Animals Getting a Disease?

Avoid sharing of grooming equipment and feed and water containers.

how can i reduce the risk my animals getting a disease5
How Can I Reduce the Risk My Animals Getting a Disease?

Discourage fair visitors from petting or feeding your animals.

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How Can I Reduce the Risk My Animals Getting a Disease?

Be sure your animals have access to clean water and feed in containers you provide.

you should
You Should…

Respect all animals; each animal has a personality, treat it accordingly.

you should1
You Should…

Use a calm and cautious manner; announce your presence in advance and move slowly and deliberately.

you should2
You Should…
  • Be patient; do not get angry--it leads to accidents.
you should3
You Should…
  • Dress correctly; wear sturdy gloves and safety shoes or boots with composite tread soles to protect the feet and give the best traction; avoid flapping garments.
livestock
Livestock…
  • Startle easily; something as simple as a puddle of water in the walkway can cause them to a react suddenly.
livestock1
Livestock…
  • See differently than humans; they have nearly 360 degree vision and can see everything around them except directly behind their hindquarters, but have trouble judging distance and do not see color, making them particularly skittish in unfamiliar surroundings.
livestock2
Livestock…

Have sensitive hearing and can be frightened by loud noise; high frequency sound can hurt their ears.

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Livestock…
  • Protect their young; be careful around newborn animals. Most male animals are dangerous; use extreme caution around them.
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