Daily Reporter staff reports
GREENFIELD — Greenfield-Central High School’s FFA club took home fourth place in the state at a recent veterinary skills contest.
Two 2016 graduates, Parker Mohr and Lindsay Yeager, and incoming juniors McKayla Mohr and Whitney Bishop, participated in the 2016 state FFA Contest for Veterinary Science, based on national FFA guidelines.
FFA members prepared during May and June by studying animal breeds like dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, poultry, rabbits, and small mammals, as well as large animals including cattle, horses, swine, sheep, and goats.
The event comprised a 50-question test, which included a four-question short answer test; identification of animals, tools, and parasites; and a math section about dosages in different measurements.
The contest also included a group presentation, a role play of a veterinary situation, a clinical procedures practicum and a handling and restraining practicum.
Retiring FFA coach Joe McCain said the team did an excellent job with its group presentation, which they had spent several weeks working on together. It helped that the two recent graduates are headed to Purdue University in the fall, McCain said.
“Hopefully next year, the group can build on this experience and continue to do well,” he wrote in a news release.