If you’re disappointed that the 2020 World Dairy Expo has been cancelled, you’re not alone. It’s why our editorial team at Farm Journal has put together an exciting, FREE program with educational and networking opportunities for dairy industry members—including bovine veterinarians. We’re calling it Dairy Week, and it’s coming to you in a virtual format from September 28 through October 3.
One of the programs I want to draw your attention to is a webinar Bovine Veterinarian and Dairy Herd Management are hosting jointly on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The webinar topic is Salmonella: A Look At Prevalence, Prevention & Treatment Protocols.
As you know, Salmonella – in particular Salmonella Dublin – is increasingly prevalent and a challenge for dairymen, ranchers and veterinarians to address. I hope you’ll join us for this interactive, virtual discussion featuring bovine veterinarians Kayla Clark and Kent Fenton who will discuss what they are doing to address Salmonella with their clients through the use of education, diagnostics, treatment and control measures.
I want to give a shout out to Dr. Clark and Dr. Fenton to thank them for their enthusiasm and willingness to address their work on Salmonella with you. Below is a brief bio for each DVM for your reference.
Also, I want to let you know that this webinar program has been submitted – but is not yet approved – for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.
You will need to register to participate in the webinar and other programming. It’s easy to do at www.dairyherd.com/dairyweek
Before you log-in for the event, we will send you a link to use for participation. The Dairy Week virtual experience begins on Sept. 28. On that day at 9 a.m. Central, you can access the platform to view live and on-demand content as well as a robust virtual showroom.
Some of the additional content you can expect during Dairy Week expect includes:
• Products beyond milk: cheese and butter.
• Practical tips and advice on topics such as forage quality and quantity.
• World Dairy Expo traditions and personalities.
• Tips, insights and trends from industry experts.
• New products and information from experts in the virtual trade show.
I hope you’ll join us during Dairy Week. If you have any questions in the meantime, you can let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayla Clark: Dr. Clark grew up in Guilford, Vermont, on a dairy farm. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Vermont in 2011 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. After graduation, Dr. Clark joined Sterner Veterinary Clinic, Ionia, Mich., where she focuses on working primarily with dairy producers and cattle. The veterinary clinic was started by Dr. Ed and Roberta Sterner in December 1943. The clinic has played a crucial role in the well-being of many central Michigan dairy herds and in the success of their owners for nearly 77 years.
Kent Fenton: Dr. Fenton grew up in Alberta and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 1998. Dr. Fenton spent three years in private mixed animal practice in Manitoba and Alberta before becoming part of the Feedlot Health Management Services team in 2001. In 2006/2008 Dr. Fenton worked as a resident anatomic pathologist in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Dr. Fenton rejoined the Feedlot Health team as a partner in 2008. He works with calf grower operations and feedlots across North America to determine ways to optimize production efficiency and overall animal health. Feedlot Health Management Services is known and respected globally with producers, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, feed companies and other beef industry organizations.