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PCHS agriculture students use ultra-sound technology

Published 11:29am Thursday, February 17, 2011

Agriculture students in Mr. Kevin Bailey’s class at Polk County High School were recently given the opportunity to use ultra-sound technology on the school’s herd of Boer Goats.

Veterinarian Dr. Bibi Freer of Freer Equine instructed students how to use the equipment. Shown above is Jamie Hrobak using the ultra-sound equipment. The pregnant goats are due to give birth at the end of March, so the goat kids were quite developed. Students were able to determine if each goat was pregnant, locate the ribs and spinal cord and even see the heart beat of the unborn goat kid. Many of the students aspire to become veterinarians and were excited to have this opportunity.

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