Nearly 20 percent of dairy heifers are culled as unthrifty animals due to pneumonia. Register for this month's webinar and learn how antibiotics work, how resistance develops, how different antibiotics have similar treatment response, and most importantly learn how to reduce the number of sick animals by early treated in the course of disease.

Larry L. Hawkins,Senior Technical Services Veterinarian with Bayer Health Care, Animal Health Division will be the guest speaker at the next Dairy Calf & Heifer Webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 12:00 p.m. CDT.    

Dr. Hawkins received his degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri in 1974. He spent 23 years in western Kansas, where his practice emphasis was beef cattle feed yards, stocker cattle, and cow-calf operations. He then joined the Production Medicine faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia where he taught numerous courses including Adult Bovine Digestive Disease, Production Medicine, and Ambulatory Production Medicine. Since June 2001, he has served as Senior Technical Services Veterinarian with Bayer Animal Health where his duties involve all food animal products.

This month's webinar is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health. 

DCHA member registration is free. Click here to register.    

Non-members may register for a nominal fee of $25. Click here to register.    

The webinar is a live presentation, so participants can submit questions to Dr. Hawkins that are specific to their situation.

The Webinar format will be:

  • 30 minutes of presentation and followed by a 30 minute Q/A session
  • participants can submit questions during the session
  • a moderator will be available to assist participants

For more information, call (877) 434-3377), or visit

Source: Dairy Calf and Heifer Association