In March, Washington State University Veterinary Medicine Extension will sponsor five meetings throughout the state for health management decision makers on the dairy (owners, managers and veterinarians). The goal is to update them on the results of their lameness and Good Health Records projects. Veterinarians will be eligible for two continuing education credits.

The meetings will occur on:

  • March 11 - Bon Vino’s Bistro, 122 N. 16th St, Sunnyside, WA
  • March 12 - Kit Carson Restaurant Sports Lounge, 107 Interstate Ave, Chehalis, WA
  • March 13 - The Village Restaurant & Lounge, 220 Ash Ave, Marysville, WA
  • March 14 - Fairway Café, 1726 Front St, Lynden, WA
  • March 15 - Porterhouse Steakhouse, 217 N. Elder St, Moses Lake, WA

At each of these meetings, health management decision makers are invited to discuss:

    • How can I improve and better use health records to make more informed decisions?
    • How can I estimate lameness prevalence on the farm?
    • If I am not satisfied with my herd lameness prevalence, how do I investigate the causes that can lead to prevention?

       Materials distributed:

      • Lameness Toolbox –
        • How to detect lameness and estimate prevalence
        • How to investigate causes of herd lameness problems
        • Health Records Quality Checklist

      Please RSVP by March 4 to Sandy Poisson by email at spoisson@vetmed.wsu.edu or call 509-335-8225.