Organic Livestock and Poultry Health Series
Veterinary Extension within The Ohio State University’s Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association 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.
The series will cover the following topics:
- Transition cow management, emphasizing calving-related disease prevention and on-farm risk assessment
- Organic standards for livestock, allowed inputs, and the certification process
- Management of somatic cell counts and mastitis control
- Parasite management and control
- Pain management, regulatory medicine, and science-based treatments
- Organic poultry flock health
- Nutrition-related diseases
- On-farm health audits to assess herd risk factors
- Defining, monitoring, and recordkeeping of health events
Register now for the following upcoming events:
Basics of Poultry Health and Management Webinar—Thursday, October 30—1 p.m.
Join OEFFA and OSU Veterinary Extension for a free webinar presented by Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar with OSU’s Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine. To register, click here.
Internal Parasite Management in Pasture-Based Sheep and Goat Operations Webinar—Monday, November 3—1 p.m.
Join OEFFA and OSU Veterinary Extension for a free webinar presented by Wayne County OSU Extension Educator Rory Lewandowski. To register, click here.
Past events in the series:
CSI For Dairy: On-Farm Audits to Assess Risk–Recorded Monday, June 23
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 Thursday, July 10
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.
Organic Livestock Inputs–Recorded Wednesday, October 1
Presented by the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), during this webinar you will learn about commonly used organic inputs, what organic inspectors look for during an inspection, and how OMRI evaluates livestock inputs. Video coming soon.
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 email@example.com.