Horse, pruning clinics coming up |

Horse, pruning clinics coming up

Staff reports

Two special clinics are coming up at Carson Valley Garden and Ranch Center in Gardnerville.

On Saturday, March 20, Bill Carlos, horticulturist from the University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension, will demonstrate simple pruning techniques for deciduous trees and shrubs, conifers, broadleaf evergreens and roses.

He was answer any questions people may have regarding pruning. The clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Horse owners are invited to the Spring Horse Care Clinic sponsored by the garden and ranch center Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 11, also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dr. Michael Palmer, veterinarian, will do the Coggins test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) required for transport across state lines at a cost of $20.

Spring vaccinations will also be available.

Wally Adams, state deputy brand inspector, will do inspections required for ownership changes and transportation across brand districts. Cost is $7 for a one-time ownership change. Annual inspection is $10 and lifetime is $20.

For lifetime permits, owners should provide three pictures, one on each side and one head-on, and any paperwork proving ownership of the horse.

The clinics are provided as a service to the community. The Carson Valley Garden and Ranch Center is located at 1144 Highway 395, Gardnerville. For more information, call 782-7630.