Ohio State Extension Hosts First Neonatal Calf Workshop

February 28, 2006

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cattle producers and others in the industry can increase their knowledge and skills for successfully rearing today's high-value calves by attending the first Ohio State University Neonatal Calf Care and Management Workshop.

The event will take place March 21-22 at Ohio State's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio. The workshop is being sponsored by the Ohio State Extension Center at Wooster, Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the Department of Animal Science.

The Neonatal Calf Care and Management Workshop is an intensive hands-on event that will cover such topics as disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention; posting a calf; assessing calf health; dealing with drugs and fluid therapy; delivering newborns; nutrition and growth; caregiver health and safety; and managing the calf enterprise. Workshop presenters include experts from Veterinary Preventive Medicine, OSU's Marysville Veterinary Practice, Department of Animal Science, OSU Extension and OARDC's Food Animal Health Research Program.

Registration is $190 per person and includes extensive resource materials, weigh tapes and growth charts, two sets of disposable coveralls, boots and gloves for lab work, lab supplies, lunch and refreshments. Additional registrations from each farm are $155 per person. Space is limited.

For more information, contact Dianne Shoemaker at (330) 257-3377 or e-mail shoemaker.3@osu.edu. Additional information can be found by logging on to http://dairy.osu.edu.

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Diane Shoemaker