Presented by Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care Academy, this segment of our Animal Care series of clinics and classes will focus on everyone’s least favorite byproduct of loving animals: their poop. Every animal lover (and most parents) know the weird joy the sight of poop can bring under certain circumstances. By learning to “read” an animal’s poop, animal care professionals can elevate their husbandry to the next level. And by learning to clean it more efficiently, they can give themselves more time in their day for the fun stuff.
In this class, students will discover the techniques for telling if an animal’s poop is healthy, or might be a sign of something concerning. They’ll also learn strategies for cleaning up the poop of common animals effectively, and lastly, what to do with it all at the end. Manure management can be tricky, but taking this class will teach you the tricks of the trade you’ll need to know.
This course is taught by ranch owner Lessa Ritzma, whose previous career credits include zookeeper, informal science educator, and exotic animal trainer performing in animal shows, along with over twenty years of horse experience. A guest lecturer may teach portions of the class.
This is a hands-off, live demonstration and lecture class. An animal may participate for demonstration purposes. All participants will qualify for the Scoop on Poop credit for Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care certificate. The Animal Care certificate core courses must be taken in order, with the exception of the Basics of Husbandry courses, which may be taken at any time.
$40 per participant for 2-hour class. Limit 15 participants. Weather permitting.
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