DCHA webinar features heifer repro management research - Cowsmo

DCHA webinar features heifer repro management research

“New Research on Reproductive Management of Dairy Heifers” headlines the next Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) webinar. Luís Mendonça, a member of Merck Animal Health’s ruminant technical services team, will lead the one-hour DCHA webinar that starts at 2 p.m. Central time on Sept. 15.

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards granted one Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credit for this DCHA webinar. Thus, veterinarians may earn one CE credit.

In this RACE-approved webinar, Mendonça will highlight findings of recent research studies that focused on improving reproductive efficiency of dairy replacement heifers. Besides discussing the importance of achieving outstanding reproductive performance in dairy heifers, Mendonça will share how technology can be used to optimize fertility. Recent studies have shown that monitoring technologies can be used to improve efficiency beyond identifying heifers in estrus. Monitoring provides opportunities to further fine-tune reproductive performance by considering timing of artificial insemination (AI) when using sex-sorted semen and optimizing fertility when using prostaglandin to induce estrus. Furthermore, Mendonça will discuss the pros and cons of using heat detection or timed AI programs for first service in replacement heifers.

Trained as a veterinarian in Brazil, Mendonça specialized in bovine reproduction biotechnology. He conducted research as the University of California, Davis and then went to the University of Minnesota for his residency in dairy production medicine. Mendonça spent seven years at Kansas State University in a teaching and extension role. Earlier this year, he started working for Merck.

To register for the webinar, go to: http://bit.ly/NewResearchOnReproManagement and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate.

This webinar is sponsored by Merck Animal Health. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association does not support one product over another and any mention is not an endorsement by DCHA.

If you are a DCHA member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar through DCHA’s online Member Center. To access the webinar, DCHA members need to visit https://calfandheifer.org/login and enter their username and password.

For more information about DCHA’s webinars, e-mail Sue Schatz, DCHA member services director, at: [email protected]. Follow DCHA on social media or visit the DCHA website to learn about future webinars.

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.

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