The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference takes place next week, April 5-6, in Lake Geneva, Wisc. It's a great opportunity to gain practical knowledge to take back to your operation and put to use every day.
Join us in the Dairy State for DCHA's conference, which will feature a series of wet lab demonstrations by licensed veterinarians employed in the day-to-day business of ensuring the best dairy herd health practices to boost your bottomline.
Here is an overview of what you can expect to take away from the 2011 DCHA Conference wet lab demonstrations:
"Managing hoof health in dairy heifers" - Karl Burgi, Co-founder, Dairyland Hoof Care Institute, will show how to detect lameness early and diagnose lesions, techniques for emergency lame heifer care, techniques for dealing with claw horn problems, protocols for preventing and treating digital dermatitis (hairy warts) and more.
"Beef or dairy -- how you start your calves matters!" - Douglas Braun, DVM, Senior Veterinarian, Pfizer Animal Health, Dairy Veterinary Operation, in a wet lab setting, will take a close look at nature's manufacturing plant: the mammary gland. The workshop is designed to show how the mammary gland provides essentials for the good start your calves need for optimal performance. The demonstration will include udder dissection and more.
"Respiratory disease in dairy calves" - implications and treatment strategies" - Dave Prentice, DVM, MS, Senior Technical Consultant, Dairy Business Unit, will discuss some of the implications of respiratory disease in dairy calves and how it can affect their performance beyond the current insult. Through a practical demonstration, he will show some of the pathology that results due to respiratory disease. He'll also present recent research on different treatment strategies for respiratory disease.
Source: Dairy Calf & Heifer Association