ST. PAUL, Minn. — Registration is open for the 2022 Lameness in Ruminants Conference, set for Aug. 1-5, in Bloomington, Minn. This event attracts researchers, veterinarians, animal producers, hoof trimmers, students and industry representatives from around the world.
With the theme, “Embracing Excellence in Mobility and Wellbeing,” the five-day conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the most current research and practices that help enhance large and small ruminant hoof health. Additionally, attendees can gain education and knowledge through pre- and post-conference workshops. The 2022 conference features multiple concurrent tracks. All tracks are open to all registered attendees.
- The Research Track highlights cutting edge and novel research in data analytics, physiology, communication strategies and lameness research.
- The Trimmer Track features producer-, trimmer- and on-farm personnel-centric talks presenting tools and practices to implement in their current operations backed by the latest research. The interactive panel format will encourage discussion with participants and create an engaging learning experience.
- The Small Ruminant Track consists of Paul Plummer, Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine, discussing lameness and welfare in small ruminants, and Richard Lavin, Massey University School of Veterinary Science, New Zealand, giving perspectives of lameness in goats and issues with detection, scoring and classification. Jenny Wilson-Welder, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, will present current research on a severe hoof disease in wild elk with parallels to hoof disease in livestock.
- The Beef Track keynote speakers will update attendees on current lameness problems in beef feedyards and beef cattle in general. Topics include toe tip necrosis and digital dermatitis. An expert panel, including bovine veterinarians, producers and nutritionists, will discuss the needs for beef cattle production with regard to lameness prevention and control, and put special emphasis on prevention and control of hairy heel warts (digital dermatitis [DD]). Furthermore, the panelists will address opportunities for artificial intelligence to assist with lameness and DD detection.
To make your hotel reservation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington-Minneapolis South, go to: https://bit.ly/LIRHotel.
Go to: https://bit.ly/2022LIR to register. The discounted early registration rate ends May 1.
For more information about the 2022 Lameness in Ruminants Conference, visit https://lamenessinruminants2022.com.
— Lameness in Ruminants Conference