Friday, December 12, 2014

Virginia Tech Beef Cattle Health Conference

Virginia Tech Beef Cattle Health Conference

Saturday January 31, 2015

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sponsored by the

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine,

  Virginia Cooperative Extension

8:30-9:00          Registration

9:00-9:25          What can we afford to do with the current price of calves and feed?  - Dr. John Currin

9:25 – 9:45       Current issues with cattle poisons -  Dr. Hillary Feldman

9:45 – 10:15      Tweaking your handling facilities -  Jon Vest and Terry Slusher

10:15 – 10:35    The cost to create a pregnancy: AI and Natural Service – Dr. Dee Whittier

10:35 – 10:50    Morning Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:10    Stretching hay -   Dr. Terry Swecker

11:10 – 11:40    Water related cattle disease – Dr. Sierra Guynn

11:40 – 12:00    Current Health Issues – Dr. Kevin Pelzer

12:10                Travel to Alphin-Stuart Arena


All Labs will be 30 minutes Long


Lab 1               What happens in a rumen? – Dr. Hollie Schramm

Lab 2               Current cost of energy and protein: what feeds are deals? – Dr. Sarah Holland

Lab 3               Warming a cold calf – Dr. Dee Whittier

Lab 4               Body Condition Scoring – Andy Allen

Registration Fee:

$5.00 per person

Free to anyone under 18

This fee includes lectures, laboratories, proceedings, and lunch on Saturday. 

Attendance will meet the requirement for BQA recertification for those already certified in the Virginia Beef Quality Assurance program.


This course is being held at the College of Veterinary Medicine on the campus of Virginia Tech.  The registration will be in the College Center.

For more information contact:

Ralph Roop 540-231-9041,

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Ralph Roop, VMRCVM at 540-231-9041 during business hours of  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.
*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

Registration Form

Please print or type – complete a separate form for each participant


Name  ________________________________________________________________



State____________________________________  Zip _________________________

Daytime Phone Number_________________________________________________

Amount Enclosed_______________________________________________________


Make Check payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech.  Return form with payment by January 24, 2011  to:

Anne Cinsavich

Phase II, Room 301

College of Veterinary Medicine

Duck Pond Drive

Blacksburg, VA  24061

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