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Michael Ballou to Address Early Life Calf health During DCRC Webinar

Mark your calendar to attend the next Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar, scheduled for May 2, starting at 2 p.m. Central time (USA/Canada). Texas Tech University Professor Michael Ballou will address “Early life calf health and performance have long-term impacts on lifetime health and (re)production performance.” This one-hour webinar is free.

The presentation will look at the etiology of calfhood diseases. Further, a discussion on various strategies to improve disease resistance will be presented. Lastly, Ballou will show data that indicate that early life health and performance of calves can have long-term impacts on the (re)productivity of the animal.

The webinar’s key learning objectives include:

  • Understand why calves are at a high risk for developing infectious disease in early life.
  • Know strategies to improve disease resistance and recovery from disease.
  • Learn about the long-term impacts of calfhood diseases.

To register for this DCRC webinar, go to: https://bit.ly/DCRCMay2. As the webinar time approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate. If you are a DCRC member and cannot attend the live program, access the webinar at www.dcrcouncil.org by May 16.

Ballou is the professor and chair of the department of veterinary sciences in the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University. His research program is focused on understanding how nutrition and management influence the health of calves, heifers and transition cows. Ballou received his PhD in nutritional immunology from University of California-Davis in 2007. He has authored or co-authored more than 96 peer-reviewed publications and given more than 125 invited presentations. Also, Ballou has equity ownership in a nutrition solutions company, MB Nutritional Sciences, located in Lubbock, Texas, and two calf-raising facilities (Calf Land in Fair Oaks, Ind., and Double M Ranch in Texico, N.M.).

For more information about DCRC’s webinars, e-mail Raphael Saraiva, DCRC Education Committee chair, at: raphael.saraiva@stgen.com.

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC provides an unprecedented opportunity for all groups to work together to take dairy cattle reproduction to the next level.

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