CHARITON, Iowa — The annual Update for Veterinarians program, organized and provided by the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, features education and information focused on beef cattle production.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Chris Clark coordinates the program and invites practitioners who work with cattle to make plans now to attend Wednesday, July 14, at Iowa State’s McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm near Chariton.
“The Update for Veterinarians provides area cattle veterinarians with quality continuing education and offers them an opportunity to become acquainted with ISU Extension and Outreach and Iowa Beef Center staff,” said Clark. “I am excited about our topics again this year.”
The program will include useful information that veterinarians can take home and use right away in their practices. The morning session will include an in-depth discussion of a beef cattle reproductive case and a discussion of value-added services that can be incorporated into veterinary practice to improve profitability for producers and veterinarians.
The day also will include a presentation about vaccination against pinkeye and review of breeding soundness exams and health care management for bulls. The program has been approved for five hours of continuing education credits.
Those who preregister by July 13 must pay $50 per person, which includes the noon meal. Those who register onsite will pay $70. All registrations are done through the ISU Extension and Outreach Lucas County Office in Chariton.
View and download the event brochure with complete agenda, speaker biographies and registration information.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the farm headquarters with the first speaker starting at 9 a.m. Note that the start time is a bit earlier than in the past. A catered meal will be served at noon and the program is expected to end around 3:15 p.m.
For more information, contact Clark by phone at 712-250-0070 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Chris Clark, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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