DCHA Webinar Features Colostrum Management

Published on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 8:19am

 DCHA Webinar Features Colostrum Management.

 Article courtesy of Dairy Calf & Heifer Association.

 What’s new in colostrum management?” headlines Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s (DCHA) next webinar. This one-hour educational offering starts at 2 p.m. Central time on March 31.

During the webinar, Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss the benefits of and how to achieve successful passive transfer by focusing on the five Qs of colostrum management. Those five Qs address quantifying passive transfer, quality, quantity, quickness and squeaky clean.

The foundation of bovine health and productivity, colostrum provides antibodies and other factors that stimulate a calf’s immune system and gut development. Not all colostrum is created equal. Attend this webinar and find out how your calves can get the most from the colostrum you harvest and feed.

Furthermore, Godden will address key factors to maximize calf immunity and minimize infectious disease challenges.

Godden is a 1993 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont., Canada. After working for two years as an associate veterinarian in a mixed practice in Eastern Ontario, she returned to Guelph to complete a DVSc degree, specializing in dairy production medicine. From 1998 to present, she has been a staff member of the University of Minnesota’s department of veterinary population medicine, where she is involved with professional student teaching, applied research and outreach activities in dairy production medicine. Godden is a past president of the National Mastitis Council. Her major academic interests currently include applied research in mastitis control, colostrum and calf health management.

To register for the webinar, go to: www.bit.ly/DCHAColostrumManagement5Qs and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate.

DCHA submitted a Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) application to the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for this DCHA webinar. This provides veterinarians with a free and convenient continuing education opportunity. DCHA anticipates receiving approval of this RACE application.

This webinar is brought to you by *Scour Bos®. Healthy calves start with Scour Bos. The Scour Bos 9 16-week initial vaccination window gives you the flexibility to administer it ahead of, near or on the dry-up date of your cows, allowing your cows more time to build up colostrum and maximize colostral antibodies.

If you are a DCHA member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar through DCHA’s online Member Center. This is a new DCHA member benefit. To access the webinar, DCHA members will need to visit https://calfandheifer.org/login and enter their username and password.

For more information about DCHA’s webinars, e-mail Sue Schatz, DCHA member services director, at: sue@calfandheifer.org. Follow DCHA on social media or visit the DCHA website to learn about future webinars.

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (www.calfandheifer.org) was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.

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*The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association does not support one product over another and any mention is not an endorsement by DCHA.