Veterinarians who work with cattle are invited to sharpen their skills and learn the latest information on a variety of topics at a May 30 workshop in southern Iowa.

The 19th annual “Update for Veterinarians” will focus on topics of specific interest to beef practitioner and will be held at the ISU McNay Research Farm, Chariton, Iowa.

Terry Engelken, DVM, will present info on identifying fescue foot and other toxicity symptoms, and results of an Iowa-based cow internal parasite survey. Other speakers and topics are Mary Drewnoski, PhD, and fescue management; Steve Ensley, DVM, PhD, with updated impacts of pyrethroid application on bull fertility; Dan Loy, PhD, with review of improving digestibility of low quality forages; Stephanie Hansen, PhD with results of a forage/mineral study; Grant Dewell, DVM, PhD, with an update from ISU’s Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine department, and Joe Sellers with heifer development strategies and using the Iowa Beef Center’s estrus synchronization planner.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. and the program will start at 9:15 a.m. Pre-registration fee prior to may 28 is $50, including lunch. Registration after May 28 and onsite will be $70.

The brochure with registration form is available on the IBC website. For more information, contact Joe Sellers by phone at 641-203-1270 or by email at