Here's a chance for young people to work with veterinarians and animals to learn how to treat and handle farm animals.  Children 11-14 years old will have an opportunity to participate in the first-ever Erie County Fair Vet Camp.

The half-day sessions will focus on three areas;

Pet Wellness and First Aid - children will learn about pet welfare and what to do in an emergency situation.  They'll learn how to perform CPR on a pet, what to look for when a pet isn't feeling well and the kinds of things that should be included in a pet home first aid kit.

Farm Animal Health - children will learn about the work and duties of a Farm Animal Veterinarian, how they administer medication and how they treat animals including how to take their vitals (heart, temperature and respiratory).

Equine Handling - how to approach and handle horses, how to check for healthy hooves and proper nutrition.  Children will work one on one with a horse and learn how to act and move around them.

It's first come, first served and there's only two dates, Tuesday, August 15th and Thursday, August 17th.  Each session is limited to 30 children at a cost of $10.00 each.  The fee includes a Vet Camp t-shirt, lunch and a vet supplies goodie bag.

Applications are online at www.ecfair.org and must be postmarked by Monday, May 29th.  For questions, call the Fair Office at 716-649-3900 ext. 6499 or by email aklein@ecfair.org.