Plan to join producers, veterinarians, and others on Tuesday, November 30th at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. This year’s event will focus on two emerging issues for the livestock industries, handling of disabled or non-ambulatory animals, and euthanasia. Featured at this year’s Symposium is Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and well-known animal handling expert.
Also presenting will be Dr. Jan Shearer, Professor and Dairy Extension Veterinary Specialist at Iowa State University, who will share his knowledge of appropriate methods of euthanasia, and considerations for when euthanasia should occur.
The latest research findings from surveys of consumers and the implications for the livestock industries will also be presented. Dr. Linda Lobao, Professor of Rural Sociology at The Ohio State University, will focus on results from Ohio, and Mr. Charlie Arnot, CEO of The Center for Food Integrity, will share results from national studies. An update on the activities of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will also be given. There will be ample time for audience interaction with all of the speakers, and the Symposium will deliver practical advice and answer commonly-asked questions about how best to handle and manage compromised animals.
The intended audiences for the Symposium are livestock producers and large animal veterinarians (the Symposium is approved for Continuing Education credit). However, the topics and featured presenters may be of interest to students, Extension educators, members of agricultural groups and allied industries, and members of the general public who are also welcome.
Registration and additional information about the Symposium is available at: http://vet.osu.edu/preventive-medicine/AnimalWelfareSymposium