CHARITON, Iowa - Iowa veterinarians can earn five hours of continuing education credits at the 12th annual Update for Veterinarians at the McNay Research Farm near Chariton.
The one-day meeting includes sessions on a broad range of topics, including identification and management of fescue toxicosis in beef cattle, understanding feed analysis and ration planning, bovine respiratory disease, the FAMACHA Anemia Guide for sheep and goats, and an update on national animal ID, age and source verification, and the beef market.
“This year’s program includes several topics of interest specific to beef and sheep practitioners,” says Joe Sellers, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension field specialist. “In addition to a broad agenda, we are pleased to have nationally-known experts to present these important topics.”
The list of speakers includes Craig Roberts of the University of Missouri, Suelee Robbe-Austerman of the USDA, and Mike Apley, John Lawrence and Dan Morrical of ISU.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, with registration beginning at 8:30. Vets may register before May 18 for $40, or after May 18 or at the door for $55. Registration fees can be sent to the Lucas County Extension office, 48293 Hy-Vee Road, Chariton, IA 50049-1900. The event is co-sponsored by ISU Extension and the ISU Experiment Station.
For more information on the meeting, contact Joe Sellers or Sonya Wallace at the Lucas County Extension office by calling (641) 774-2016, or visit the Calendar page at www.iowabeefcenter.org for registration information and directions to the McNay Research Farm.
Rachel E. Martin, Iowa Beef Center, (515)294-9124,