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Speakers focus on the care of dairy animals at all stages

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Sessions on Global Consumer Perspectives, Animal Welfare Strategies

Among other topics, recent research and practices to improve the care of dairy animals will be presented at several sessions of the 2022 Business Conference. The two-day event, hosted by Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW), will bring together leading researchers in the fields of nutrition, lameness, transition, housing and more. (Photo by USDA Scott Bauer)

Juneau, Wisconsin – Among other topics, the latest research and practices to improve the care of dairy animals will be presented at several sessions at the 2022 Business Conference. The two-day event, hosted by Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW), will bring together leading researchers in the fields of nutrition, lameness, transition, housing and more.

The PDPW Business Conference will be held March 16-17 at the Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dels, Wisconsin, and will include approximately 60 core, productive, hands-on and other sessions designed for all dairy team members, including sessions with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Sessions on animal welfare and care include:

  • «Cow-calf contact systemsOn this day 1 special session will include a discussion with a Scottish dairy farmer, a Norwegian veterinarian and a world-renowned animal welfare expert to discuss prospects for cow-calf separation and new models of cow-calf contact systems. Among the participants in the discussion – Charles Ellet, manager of dairy companies The Ethical Dairy; Dr. Julie Foske Johnsen, MD, Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute; and Dr. Marina “Nina” von Keiserlingk, Ph.D., Professor of Animal Welfare at the University of British Columbia. This will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Van Oss, Ph.D., Assistant Specialist and Animal Welfare Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • «Worldview on animal welfare“Emphasizing the practice of animal care around the world, on this day 1 section session will identify areas where animal care meets welfare standards and where it is inadequate. Speakers include Dr. Nigel Cook, BVSc, DVM, Professor of Food Animal Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison; Dr. Jennifer Walker, MD, Director of Quality and Care, Danone North America; and Dr. Nina von Keiserlingk, University of British Columbia.
  • «Rethinking calf nutritionA special session of Day 2 will be presented by Dr. Robert James, Ph.D., Honored Professor of the Department of Dairy Science at the Virginia Center for Technology and owner of Down Home Heifer Solutions, Inc. He will share recent research on the dominant role Calf nutrition plays in the productive lives of adult cows and how producers can optimize the return on investment in calf breeding programs.
  • «Take care of the pain at every stage“On this day 2 special sessions will be presented by Dr. Hans Kutzee, Ph.D., Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Kansas. In it, he will consider several options that can effectively alleviate the pain of animals, and provide practical answers to some of the complex questions faced by producers.
  • “The latest lame technologyDemonstrating how video and artificial intelligence can improve herd management and prevent lameness, this day 2 special sessions will be presented by Dr. Derte Döpfer, Ph.D., Ph.D., Professor of Food Medicine at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Training salon sessions in the Hall of Ideas on both days will be presented the latest scientific and practical information on the care of transitional cows, lameness and inflammation after calving.
  • “These legs are made for walking”In this practical lesson with an inside look at the structure of the hooves using corpses will give practical advice on the prevention and correction of the most expensive culprits lameness. The interactive session will be presented by Dr. Gerard Kramer, DVM, DVSc, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota and Roger Olson, Dairy Account Manager, Zinpro Corporation.

Attend the 2022 Business Conference website for the conference the pilot, hotel details and check-in, as well as information on attending the event. To find a Spanish leaflet, click here.

Sessions at the PDPW 2022 business conference are accredited training sessions and are offered by Dairy AdvanCE (DACE), the American Register of Professional Zoologists (ARPAS) and a Certified Crop Consultant (CCA). To learn more or get loans, visit www.DairyAdvance.org.

Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the largest dairy-led organization of its kind in the country, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and a single reach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers. succeed.

– Professional dairy producers


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