Calving School to be Hosted by Purdue Veterinary Medicine Faculty

Friday, October 11, 2019

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The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host the Purdue Calving School for beef and dairy producers on Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lynn Hall. Land O’Lakes sponsors the school, at which producers will learn herd management practices for calving season and participate in hands-on demonstrations.

Topics covered at the school include managing dystocias, post-partum cow care, and newborn calf management. The afternoon will consist of demonstrations on facilities and calving, use of the esophageal feeder, and dystocia simulations with a life-size cow model.

The instructors for the Purdue Calving School include:

  • Dr. Jennifer Koziol, clinical assistant professor of theriogenology/ production medicine, PVM Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Dr. Rafael Neves, assistant professor of food animal production medicine, PVM Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Dr. Jonathan Townsend, PVM director of Veterinary Medicine Extension programs and clinical assistant professor of dairy production medicine, PVM Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Ralph Gill, calf technical sales and business manager, Land O’Lakes Inc.

The registration fee is $25 and the program is limited to 30 participants (must be at least 18 years old to participate). Click here for more information, or contact PVM Lifelong Learning Director Andrea Brown at 765-494-0611 or ahbrown@purdue.edu. For questions regarding registration, contact Purdue Conferences at 1-866-515-0023 or email confreg@purdue.edu.


Writer(s): Abby Leeds, Purdue Agricultural Communication | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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