Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Webinar Addresses Dairy Cattle Stressors, Impact on Health and Fertility

Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Webinar Addresses Dairy Cattle Stressors, Impact on Health and Fertility

Join the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) for its next webinar – “Stressors in dairy cows – Impact on performance, health and reproduction from heat stress to co-mingling.” The free webinar starts at 2 p.m. Central time on Dec. 15. Ricardo Chebel, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and Niles Jennett, Progressive Dairy Solutions, will serve as the instructors for this one-hour webinar.

During the webinar, Chebel and Jennett will discuss how metabolic and environmental stress and stressors in ruminants increase nutrient requirements, impair dry matter intake and weaken rumen function. Poorer performance, reduced health, impaired immunity and/or less than optimal reproduction are often the end results of stress.

Primary webinar topics include:

  • Review research related to stress and stressors in ruminants
  • Present the impacts of stress
  • From case studies, discuss approaches to minimize the negative impacts of stress in dairy cattle

To register for this webinar, go to here and follow the prompts. If you are a DCRC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar at: www.dcrcouncil.org (about two weeks after the webinar).

An associate professor at the University of Florida since 2015, Chebel earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Universidade Paulista – Brazil and completed his residency at the University of California-Davis in dairy production medicine. He also taught at the University of Minnesota, University of California-Davis, University of Idaho and Washington State University. With expertise in dairy cattle health, management and welfare, Chebel’s research focuses on periparturient cow health and behavior, automated devices for monitoring periparturient cows and pre-weaned calves, reproductive physiology and management, automated devices for estrous detection and fertility improvement.

Jennett, a dairy nutritionist and veterinarian, is responsible for assisting and advising dairy operations and staff on how to profitably produce safe, quality milk and meat, while being good stewards of resources. Prior to joining Progressive Dairy Solutions, Jennett was a founding partner of Dairy Veterinary Services, a nine-veterinarian practice that specialized in the care, treatment, reproductive management and disease prevention of more than 175,000 Arizona dairy cattle. He earned his bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University.

DCRC applied for one Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credit for this DCRC webinar.

For more information about DCRC’s webinars, e-mail Luciano Caixeta, DCRC Education Committee chair, at: [email protected] or e-mail DCRC at: [email protected]

This webinar is sponsored by Jefo. The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council does not support one product over another and any mention is not an endorsement by DCRC.

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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