Veterinary Extension within The Ohio State University’s Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and OEFFA have joined together to provide education and resources to veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who work with certified organic livestock herds and flocks.
The organic educational series features a combination of webinars and in-person workshops, and will give veterinarians and other livestock professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and services offered by providing the information needed to effectively work with certified organic livestock and poultry farmers.
Download the brochure for the 2015 series here.
Upcoming events in the series:
Organic Livestock Inputs–Thursday, October 22, 1 p.m. ET
Presented by the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), you will learn about commonly used organic inputs, what organic inspectors look for during an inspection, and how OMRI evaluates livestock inputs.
This webinar—usually valued at $350 but free to a limited number of veterinarians and livestock professionals who pre-qualify for OEFFA scholarships—will include pre-course assignments; in-class discussion, examples, and exercises; and a post-course evaluation.
Participants who complete all tasks and meet minimum requirements will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI National Organic Program Livestock Input Materials Certificate of Completion. As an added incentive, those achieving a Certificate of Completion will also receive full registration to OEFFA’s conference in February—a $225 value!
Space is limited to 25 students and pre-registration is required no later than October 8. Pre-course assignments will be distributed on October 12 and are due by October 19; the post-course exam is due October 29.
To determine if you’re eligible for a webinar scholarship, contact Eric Pawlowski at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 209 or email@example.com.
Nutritional Management of Lactating Dairy Cows–Monday, November 9, 12 p.m. ET
Past events in the series:
Certified Organic Livestock Standards–Recorded October 8, 2015
Monitoring Health Events in Dairy Herds–Recorded September 10, 2015
A Basic Approach to Poultry Disease Diagnosis–Recorded July 27, 2015
During this webinar, Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar, Assistant Professor and Poultry Extension Veterinarian with the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University, will divide poultry diseases into different groups based on their clinical signs in order to simplify the approach to identifying and diagnosing disease. Learn the clinical signs of each group of diseases, how to take samples, and how to perform a necropsy. To watch the webinar, see below or click here. To view the webinar PowerPoint, click here.
Managing and Monitoring Hypocalcemia in Dairy Cows–Recorded July 6, 2015
Dairy Animal Nutrition and Mammary Health–Recorded June 3, 2015
Dr. William Weiss, a Dairy Extension Specialist and Ohio State University Animal Sciences Professor, describes how the proper supplementation of vitamins and minerals can improve immunity and mammary gland health in dairy cows. Dr. Weiss will also talks about how proper feeding, particularly at the time of calving, can reduce metabolic problems that are a major risk factor for mastitis. To watch the webinar, see below or click here.
CSI for Dairy: Assessing the Risk of Uterine Disease–Recorded June 1, 2015
Ohio State University Associate Professor and Extension Veterinarian Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann discusses transition herd management with an emphasis on preventing calving-related diseases. To watch the webinar, see below or click here.
Pain Management on Organic Dairy Farms–Recorded May 5, 2015
Led by Dr. Ulrike Sorge DVM and Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, during this webinar you will learn how to recognize signs of pain in animals, the economic impact of pain on the well-being and production of animals, and about approaches to address pain in animals within the organic guidelines. To watch the webinar, see below or click here.
CSI For Dairy: On-Farm Audits to Assess Risk–Recorded June 23, 2014
Led by OSU Extension Veterinarian Dr. Gustavo M. Schuenemann, during this webinar you will learn about transition herd management with an emphasis on calving-related disease prevention. To watch the webinar, see below or click here.
Certified Organic Livestock Standards–Recorded July 10, 2014
Presented by OEFFA staff, during this webinar you will get an introduction to the standards for organic livestock. To watch the webinar, see below or click here.
Basics of Poultry Health and Management—Recorded October 30, 2014
Presented by Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar, Poultry Extension Veterinarian with OSU’s Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine, this webinar covers the basic concepts of poultry disease diagnosis and control in organic production systems. To watch the webinar, see below or click here. Note: The end of this recording was cut off. The full PowerPoint presentation, without audio, is available here.
Internal Parasite Management in Pasture-Based Sheep and Goat Operations—Recorded November 3, 2014
Presented by Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator with OSU Extension Wayne County, during this webinar you will learn how to organically manage parasites in pasture-based goat and sheep operations. To watch the webinar, see below or click here.
To learn more about this series and the events scheduled, click here.
This project is made possible with funding from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (NCR-SARE) Professional Development Program.
For more details, call (614) 421-2022 Ext. 209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.