April 25, 2018
The annual Update for Veterinarians program, organized by the Iowa Beef Center, features a day of information focused on beef cattle. Iowa State Extension beef cattle specialist Joe Sellers invites practitioners who work with cattle to attend the May 15 event at ISU’s McNay Research Farm near Chariton in south-central Iowa.
“We’re pleased to have eight speakers from Iowa State University and Iowa State Extension share current information,” Sellers says. “This program is an opportunity for our veterinary colleagues to get in-depth and up-to-date information on topics including low-stress handling, health considerations for grazing cover crops, and Johne’s disease and bovine respiratory disease updates. Also, we’ve requested six hours of continuing education credits for those who attend.”
Registration info online
Veterinarians and other cattle health professionals who preregister by May 14 will pay $65 per person, which includes the noon meal. Those who register onsite will pay $85. All registrations are done through the Lucas County Extension office in Chariton.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the McNay Farm’s headquarters with the first speaker starting at 9:15 a.m. A catered meal will be served at noon. The program is expected to end about 4 p.m.
A brochure with a registration form is available on the IBC website. For more information, contact Joe Sellers at 641-203-1270 or [email protected].
Topics and speakers presenting include the following:
• Beef cattle genetics update, with Pat Wall, ISU Extension cow-calf specialist
• Bovine respiratory disease update, with Vickie Cooper, ISU veterinary professor
• Johne’s disease update, with Amanda Kreuder, ISU veterinary professor
• What we’re learning from the McNay rye grazing project, with Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU Extension field agronomist, and Erika Lundy, Iowa Beef Center Extension beef specialist
• Health considerations for grazing cover crops, with Chris Clark, ISU Extension beef specialist
• Making low-stress cattle handling work, with Grant Dewell, ISU Extension veterinarian
• Vaccination of the young beef calf in the face of maternal antibodies, with Terry Engelken, Iowa State University veterinarian
Source: Iowa State University
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