Along with Ruben, we visited a farm with sheep and chicken. I didn’t have much experience with sheep, so I was looking forward to this day. Dividing into two groups of fives, we took turns holding onto the sheep and injecting them with vitamins and dewormer. Personally for me, grabbing the lambs were harder than handling the sheep because I had to pick up the lambs. Compared to other animals, finding the skin on the sheep was harder because of their thick wool. After successfully injecting all 30 sheep, Ruben showed us how to draw blood from a chicken. We all later had the opportunity to draw blood from the wing vein of a chicken.
We also visited a farm with pigs, where students assisted in castrations in piglets. Compared to the boar castration that was done last week, the castrations in piglets were faster and did not require any anesthesia.