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September 11, 2012

Cattle producers meeting set in Erie, Kan. to offer management tips

Parsons, Kansas — Cattle producers want to mark their calendars for a workshop full of practical information and management tips to help in optimizing your cow calf operation. We hope you will join us on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Function Junction, south of Erie, Kansas.

The continued drought has many concerned with the unknown implications. Dr. Larry Hollis, DVM, Kā€State Research and Extension Beef Vet, will discuss forage and water concerns, performance issues and how we can best work through the drought.

Bovine Trichomoniasis or ‘Trich’ has been gathering a lot of attention recently as an important reproductive disease of beef cattle. Dr. Cody Garten, DVM, US Department of Agriculture, will highlight Trich including symptoms, testing requirements, transportation regulations, prevention and control methods.

Dr. Don Coover, DVM, SEK Genetics, will cover a new topic for most—Neospora Abortions and what should be known. First recognized in 1988, and linked to dogs in 1998, this parasite causes an infection called neosporosis. According to the IDEXX Website, Neospora caninum is a protozoal parasite considered to be a major cause of abortion in cattle.

Producers in attendance will receive a voucher for five free BioPRYN blood pregnancy tests, or five free IDEXX PI BVD tests, or five free IDEXX Neospora tests.

The complementary meal and program will begin at 6 p.m. Event sponsors are K-State Research and Extension, Pfizer Animal Health, Idexx Labs and SEK Genetics. For more information and to register, please contact SEK Genetics at 1-800-443-6389.£

 

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