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Climate Change and its Effects on Animal Agriculture

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Westendorf, Carey Williams

Participate in this webinar to understand the current and potential effects that climate change will have on livestock farmers across the country. The emphasis of this webinar will be placed on dairy, beef, small ruminants, and horses and the impacts that extreme heat,...

The Importance of Good Handling Skills for Dairy Cows

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Proudfoot, The Ohio State University In this webinar, Dr. Proudfoot will discuss why using appropriate animal handling practices is so important for dairies! She will talk about cow memory and how that can influence fear responses to handlers, as...

Webinar: Animal Welfare Standards and Commercial Aquaculture Operations

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT

Environmental and ethical considerations are playing an increasing role in the food purchasing decisions of consumers and retailers. The scrutiny of producers’ animal welfare practices is intensifying and animal welfare standards, voluntary and mandatory, are proliferating....

Troubleshooting Design-Based Cow Comfort Issues

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Dan McFarland

The space a dairy cow lives in can have a significant influence on her health and performance. This webinar will investigate dairy housing features that can influence cow comfort, methods to evaluate critical areas, and suggestions for improving those areas.

Normal poultry behavior and dealing with behavioral problems in small and backyard flocks

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm EDT

Dr. Richard Blatchford will be discussing what behaviors you can expect from your backyard flock and how to deal with any behavioral problems that may arise, such as feather pecking and egg eating. Richard am a post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Animal Science at the...

Humane Trapping: A Balancing Act

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Stephen M. Vantassel

Humane Trapping: A Balancing Act will discuss various aspects of humane trapping including: Definitions: Live trap vs cage/box trap Euthanasia vs humane-killing Equipment vs technique Snares vs cable-restraints Proper use of cage/box traps Proper use of lethal traps ...

Can I Really Prevent My Cows From Becoming Lame?

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Ernest Hovingh

Lameness is a painful, costly, common and complex problem - a problem with which too many dairies struggle. Dealing with a lameness problem not only involves identifying and dealing with lame cows in the herd, but trying to prevent new cases from occurring in the first place....

Animal Welfare Certification Options

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Jim Reynolds, Professor of Large Animal Medicine and Welfare at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss current options in animal welfare certification, along with the value of certification and how to determine if you should become part of one of...

Lameness, Hoof, and Leg Issues in Dairy Cattle

Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Ernest Hovingh

Dr. Hovingh will discuss causes and preventative measures of lameness as well as other hoof and leg issues.