UACES Facebook Food Animal Medicine Workshop Series

Food Animal Medicine Workshop Series

The objective of this series is to educate and train existing Arkansas veterinarians to provide more food animal services in their practices.  To accomplish this, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering monthly short courses that will provide continuing education for Arkansas veterinarians and veterinary technicians. All courses will be approved by the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Examining Board. 

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The VFD and the Future of Antimicrobial Use in Food Animal Medicine

This webinar will cover the principles of antibiotic stewardship, the history of the FDA Veterinary Feed Directive, how to fill out VFD orders, how to maintain medical records and how to prepare for future federal regulations.

January 30th 12:00-1:30 pm as an interactive webinar

Provides 1.5 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Access the medicated feed calculator here.

AVMA VFD Form

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States

FARAD VFD Calculation Formulas

AVMA Extra Label Use Brochure

*Video recording available for online CE credit soon!

 

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Infectious Disease in Food Animals

This short course will cover infectious diseases that impact Arkansas food animals, how to diagnose and treat infectious disease, how to manage outbreaks and how to properly launch an investigation for a suspected foreign animal disease. Instructors will include veterinarians from the Arkansas State Veterinarian's Office and USDA APHIS.   

February 15th at the UAEX Building at 2301 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR

Provides 6 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at hward@uaex.edu or at 501-671-2162 by February 11th to attend

*Video recording available for online CE credit soon!

 

Heifers in a pen

8th Annual Symposium: Current Issues and Advances in Food Animal Wellbeing

This symposium will cover a range of topics including antibiotic stewardship, food health and animal welfare, labor issues linked to animal welfare concerns, how the Beef Quality Assurance Program affects cattle wellbeing and the future of food animal industry assessments.  Along with the seminars, veterinarians will be able to network with area food animal producers and food animal industry leaders.  

March 28th at the Hughs Center at 1000 E Parkway Dr, Russellville, AR

Click here to see the agenda

Provides 4 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at hward@uaex.edu or at 501-671-2162 by March 25th to receive a voucher for the $25 registration fee 

 

Sheep and lambs

Back to Basics: Small Ruminant Medicine

This one-day course will cover nutrition, parasite control, reproduction and common diseases and treatments.  Hands-on training in the afternoon will include hoof trimming, examination, venipuncture and pregnancy ultrasound. Veterinarians will be given a formulary for the most commonly prescribed extra-label medications. 

March 30th (Saturday) at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena, 1335 W Knapp Dr, Fayetteville, AR

Provides up to 7 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Click here to see the agenda

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at hward@uaex.edu or at 501-671-2162 by March 25th to attend

 

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Back to Basics: Cattle Medicine

This one-day course will cover nutrition, parasite control, vaccine schedules, reproduction and common diseases and treatments. Hands-on training in the afternoon will include breeding soundness examination, venipuncture and pregnancy diagnosis.    

April 26th (Friday) at the U of A Livestock and Forestry Research Station, 70 Experiment Station Drive, Batesville, AR

Provides 7 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Click here to see the agenda

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at hward@uaex.edu or at 501-671-2162 by April 20th to attend

 

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Honey Bee Veterinary Medicine

This one-day course will cover honey bee anatomy an behavior, honey bee diseases along with available treatments and parasite control.    

May 17th (Friday) at the Bemis Honey Bee Farm, 13206 Asher Rd, Little Rock, AR

Provides 7 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at hward@uaex.edu or at 501-671-2162 by May 15th to attend

 

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Introduction to Field Services

This interactive webinar will provide information on how to start incorporating field services in your clinic.  Topics will cover vet box assembly, farm call fee structure, scheduling and more.  A panel of veterinary consultants will also be available to take your questions. 

August 30th (Friday) 1:00-2:00 pm as an interactive webinar. 

Provides 1 hour of Arkansas approved CE

 

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The ABCs of Field Necropsy

This short course will cover field necropsy kit essentials, how to perform a systematic field necropsy and how to submit samples for testing to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Laboratory.  

September 20th (Friday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Building, #1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. 

Provides up to 7 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Due to the hands-on activities, the class is limited to 10 veterinarians.

Each participant will go home with a field necropsy kit!  

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at hward@uaex.edu or at 501-671-2162 by September 16th to attend workshop

Click here for the agenda

 

Heifers in a pen

Intro to Embryo Transfer

This short course will be a combination of classwork and hands-on application.  In the morning, particants will receive a review of reproductive physiology, the theory behind embryo transfer and how to diagnose pregnancy accurately.  In the afternoon, participants will work directly with cattle to practice procedures involving ultrasound and artificial insemination.   

October 21st (Monday) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center at 362 AR-174, Hope, AR 71801

Provides up to 8 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at hward@uaex.edu or at 501-671-2162 by October 14th to enroll in this course

Sheep and lambs

Advanced Course for Embryo Transfer

Postponed until 2020

This two-day course will provide hands-on experience alongside industry experts for cattle embryo transfer. Participants will learn how to superovulate cows, collect embryos from cows and perform in vitro fertilization and embryo implantation. After this course, participants will be proficient in providing embryo transfer technologies. 

November 14th and 15th (Thursday and Friday) at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center at 362 AR-174, Hope, AR 71801

Registration for course is $600

Provides up to 16 hours of Arkansas approved CE

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at hward@uaex.edu or at 501-671-2162 by November 4th to enroll in this course

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Intro to Aquaculture Medicine

This one-day course will cover nutrition, parasite control, antibiotic use, reproduction and common diseases, diagnostics and treatments. Hands-on training in fish necropsy will occur in the afternoon. 

December 5th (Thursday) at the Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center, 2955 Highway 130 East, Stuttgart, AR 72160

Contact Dr. Heidi Ward at hward@uaex.edu or at 501-671-2162 to enroll in this course