DCHA Webinar Addresses Calf Abomasal Bloat

For the past 20 years or more, abomasal bloat has been a sporadic disorder in calves less than three weeks of age. ( Farm Journal )

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s (DCHA) next webinar features “Are You Frustrated by Abomasal Bloat in Your Calves?” This one-hour educational offering starts at noon Central time on Oct. 28.

For the past 20 years or more, abomasal bloat has been a sporadic disorder in calves less than three weeks of age. Although the etiology is unknown, several risk factors have been proposed as contributors to this disease. Treatment is often futile, so the key is prevention. During this webinar, Brian Miller, D.V.M., with Merck Animal Health, will outline the clinical signs of abomasal bloat, discuss possible causes and treatment options, and detail preventative measures to reduce the frequency of this frustrating disease.

Miller currently provides technical support and consultative services and advice to dairy producers and veterinary practices in Wisconsin, Minnesota and states located along the I-29 corridor. A University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine graduate, Miller spent more than 20 years as a dairy practitioner in Wisconsin. He embarked on an industry career as a dairy technical services veterinarian in May 2006 and has held positions with Fort Dodge Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. Miller’s primary areas of interest include dairy production medicine, bovine viral diarrhea virus, hypocalcemia and mastitis control and prevention.

To register for the webinar, go to: http://bit.ly/AbomasalBloat2019 and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate.

If you are a DCHA member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar through DCHA’s online Member Center. This is a new DCHA member benefit. To access the webinar, DCHA members will need to visit https://calfandheifer.org/login and enter their username and password.

For more information about DCHA’s webinars, e-mail Sue Schatz, DCHA member services director, at: sue@calfandheifer.org. Follow DCHA on social media or visit the DCHA website to learn about future webinars.

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (www.calfandheifer.org) was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.