2021 Update for Veterinarians Program set for July 14

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CHARITON, Iowa – The annual Update for Veterinarians program, organized and provided by Iowa Beef Center, features education and information focused on beef cattle production. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Chris Clark coordinates the program and invites practitioners who work with cattle to make plans now to attend the event which will be held Wednesday, July 14, at the Iowa State McNay Research Farm near Chariton.

"The Update for Veterinarians provides area cattle veterinarians with quality continuing education and offers them an opportunity to become acquainted with ISU Extension and Outreach and Iowa Beef Center staff," said Clark. "I am excited about our topics again this year, I think the program will include useful information that veterinarians can take home and use right away in their practices. The morning session will include an in-depth discussion of a beef cattle reproductive case and a discussion of value-added services that can be incorporated into veterinary practice to improve profitability for producers and veterinarians. We’ll follow that with a presentation about vaccination against pinkeye and review of breeding soundness exams and health care management for bulls. The program has been approved for five hours of continuing education credits.”"

Those who preregister by July 13 will pay $50 per person, which includes the noon meal. Those who register onsite will pay $70. All registrations are done through the Lucas County Extension Office in Chariton.

View and download the event brochure with complete agenda, speaker biographies and registration information.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the farm headquarters with the first speaker starting at 9 a.m. Please note that start time is just a bit earlier than the past couple of years. A catered meal will be served at noon and the program is expected to end around 3:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Clark by phone at 712-250-0070 or by email at caclark@iastate.edu.


The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Chris Clark, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist, 712-250-0070, caclark@iastate.edu

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