Cape May Court House –
The Cape May County 4-H Spring Equine Health Clinic is back this year to bring
life-saving vaccines to horses of Cape May County. For two days in April, the
Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is partnering with
Dr. Tanja Hanyi to offer the equine clinic with lower vaccine prices than in
recent years. The clinic is open to all horse and pony owners in Cape May
The clinic will travel
the southern portion of Cape May County from Cape May north to approximately
Swainton on Saturday, April 6th. The northern and northwestern parts
of the county will be covered on Sunday, April 7th. On these days,
veterinarians and clinic volunteers will go to farms and boarding stables,
offering vaccinations at reduced prices to horses without the normal farm call
The Cape May County 4-H
Equine Health Clinic started over 50 years ago with two goals. One was to
inoculate as many horses as possible against deadly equine diseases. The second
goal was to offer these vaccinations at as low a cost as possible to the horse
owners of Cape May County. These two goals remain the same today.
The clinic is coordinated
under the direction of 4-H volunteer Nancy Rothenbiller, who advises all horse
owners to keep their animals properly vaccinated against deadly contagious
diseases. Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and West Nile Virus are diseases
that are spread by bites from infected mosquitoes and can be prevented through
There are a number of
different vaccines and vaccine packages offered to suit your horses’ needs. The
clinic also offers the Coggins blood test. A negative Coggins test for Equine
Infectious Anemia is required annually by the NJ 4-H Horse Program and at most
equine events throughout New Jersey and the nation.
preregister! Clinic registration packets are available on the 4-H website,
cmc4h.com and at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension office at 355 Court
House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. The deadline for registration
is Friday, March 29, 2019. If you have any questions about the clinic, please
call Nancy Rothenbiller at (609) 827-3485 between 3:30 and 8 p.m. only.
The 4-H Youth Development
Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are
offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard
to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or
information about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development program, please
call (609) 465-5115, ext. 3605, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit
us at www.cmc4h.com.
Contact: Linda A. Horner, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator, 609-465-5115 ext. 3606.