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Effects of Your Antibiotic Use Beyond the Calf

Join DCHA  on Thursday, March 10 or Friday, March 11 as Mike Apley, DVM, PhD, Kansas State University, one of the world's foremost experts on antibiotic use in cattle, talks about the realities of residues in bob veal calves and the issues related to resistance to antibiotics that may develop due to our use in calves.

You may ask the question, "Are there some drugs where a little is OK when the cow or calf goes to slaughter but others where any detection would be a violation?"  Everyone involved in the dairy industry should understand what is happening with Salmonella Newport and other organisms that cause disease in both cattle and humans, and how continuous application of drugs to which these pathogens are already resistant may actually help some become more widespread in the population.

Date: Thursday, March 10          Time: 1:00 p.m. CST 

Date: Friday, March 11              Time: 11:00 a.m. CST 

This webinar is sponsored by Beef Quality Assurance.                             

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About our speaker

Dr. Mike Apley is a veterinarian with a PhD in physiology (pharmacology). He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Apley works with veterinarians and producers throughout the United States concerning the use of drugs in food animals.

Dr. Apley is a past president of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. He serves on the Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee to the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine and is Director of PharmCATS, a bioanalytical laboratory serving academic, industry, and government clients.

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The Dairy Calf & Heifer Association is the only national organization of calf and heifer growers, partnered with allied industry and academia, who are dedicated to raising high-quality dairy calves and replacement heifers. DCHA strives to provide educational programs and professional development opportunities for producers and allied industry; develop a communication network for dairy calf and heifer growers, dairy producers and allied industry; establish business and ethical standards for the industry; and enhance the profitability of member growers and the dairy industry they serve.