The Eastern Wyoming College Agriculture Department hosted the State Veterinary Science CDE on March 19, 2018 with over 150 FFA members representing 39 FFA chapters from across Wyoming.
The contest consists of four different components. The first is a 200 point written exam where individuals are tested on many topics ranging from disease, nutrition and patient management to conversions and dose calculations, and everything in between. The second section is an individual ID exam covering equipment, parasites, and breeds of companion animals and livestock. Next, individuals are asked to complete a handling and restraint hands-on practicum, as well as a clinical procedures practicum. Last, all team members come together to complete a team activity. The top placing team will represent Wyoming at the National FFA Convention in October.
“The Vet Science CDE requires students to study a variety of topics that are beneficial to individuals involved in production agriculture and the veterinary industry alike. This contest is very applicable in the real world and we all enjoy seeing so many high school students participating in this contest,” stated EWC agriculture instructor, Kaitlyn Steben.
The 2018 contest was organized by Dr. Monte Stokes, Division Chair and Agriculture Instructor, Dr. Georgia Younglove, Agriculture Instructor, and Kaitlyn Steben, Agriculture Instructor. A special thanks to the many volunteers who helped during the contest: Rick Vonburg, Mai Lee Olsen, Wendy George, and 21 EWC students.
The EWC Ag Department will host the State FFA Range Contest in October, 2018.
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