Five new Dairy Production Medicine students are here for a few weeks.Â Jen Arnall is a return student from UC. Davis, Erika Wiemer, Dallas Duncan and Natalie Schramer are here from University of Illinois.Â Here from Ross University in the Caribbean is Allison Pustelak.
Archive for April, 2012
USDA Chief Veterinary Officer, John Clifford, has confirmed that a routine surveillance sample obtained from the carcass of a dairy cow from California’s Central Valley was positive for the atypical strain of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).Â Press releases and information aboutÂ BSE can be found on USDA’s web site at www.usda.gov/BSE or theÂ CA Department of Food & Agriculture’s web site, http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/BSE_Info.html.
A hearty VMTRC welcome to 5 students here for this rotation:Â Cassandra Peterson, Jessica McKinney, and Jen Wilkins from Illinois; Lauren Huggins and Betsy Bamburger from UC Davis.
Heat stress is responsible for reducing milk production and large declines in pregnancy rates during hot summer months.Â The Dairy Heat Stress Road Show brings together experts who helped participants to understand strategies available to combat the effects of heat stress and improve cow comfort.
This seminar was made possible by an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Hard copies of the proceedings, both in English and Spanish are available.Â Contacts are:
-in Tulare, Noelia Noelia Silva-del-Rio, DVM, PhD UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Dairy Extension Specialist VMTRC, 18830 Rd. 112 Tulare, CA, 93274 firstname.lastname@example.org 559-688-1731 x 255
-in Hanford, Carol Collar, UCCE dairy advisor in Kings County, email@example.com
Two talks are posted at: http://www.extension.org/pages/15830/archived-dairy-cattle-webinars
Two will be broadcast live, April 9th and April 23th at:Â http://www.extension.org/pages/29156/upcoming-dairy-cattle-webinars. Later they will be archived on the above webpage.