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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, 2019 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

 

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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.  

Provides 6 hours of Arkansas approved CE 

February 15th, 2019 at the UAEX Building at 2301 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR

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

 

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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.  

Provides 4 hours of Arkansas approved CE

March 28th, 2019 at the Hughs Center at 1000 E Parkway Dr, Russellville, AR

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

Click here to see the agenda 

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. 

Provides up to 7 hours of Arkansas approved CE

March 30th, 2019 (Saturday) at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena, 1335 W Knapp Dr, Fayetteville, AR

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

Click here to see the agenda 

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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.  

Provides 7 hours of Arkansas approved CE  

April 26th, 2019 (Friday) at the U of A Livestock and Forestry Research Station, 70 Experiment Station Drive, Batesville, AR

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

Click here to see the agenda

 

Honey bee on clover

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.   

Provides 7 hours of Arkansas approved CE

May 17th, 2019 (Friday) at the Bemis Honey Bee Farm, 13206 Asher Rd, Little Rock, AR

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. 

Provides 1 hour of Arkansas approved CE

August 30th, 2019 (Friday) 1:00-2:00 pm as an interactive webinar. 

Register here to participate  

 

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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.  

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!

September 20th, 2019 (Friday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Building, #1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205  

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, participants 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.   

Provides up to 8 hours of Arkansas approved CE

October 21st, 2019 (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

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

 

Tilapia

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, 2019 (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

Click here for the agenda

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Poultry Techniques

This one-day course will cover common poultry diseases, common diagnostic tests and procedures and reportable diseases. Hands-on training in venipuncture, tracheal and cloacal swabs and necropsy will occur in the afternoon. 

February 27, 2020 (Thursday) at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center, 1335 W Knapp Dr, Fayetteville, AR 

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

Click here for the agenda

 

Sheep and lambs in field

Practical Parasitology

This one-day course will cover common food animal internal parasites with a focus on diagnostics and available treatments. 

March 5, 2020 (Thursday) at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center, 1335 W Knapp Dr, Fayetteville, AR 

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

Click here for the agenda

 

Pigs in mud

Swine Medicine

This one-day course will cover swine production, common swine diseases and diagnostics. Hands-on activities include swine restrainment and venipuncture.

April 17, 2020

Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic!

Honey bee on clover

Honey Bee Medicine

This interactive Zoom webinar will cover common honey bee diseases, honey bee pests, and honey bee predators including the Asian Giant Hornet (a.k.a. the murder hornet).  Hands-on bee hive workshops will be offered in the fall of 2020 if COVID-19 social restrictions are lifted at that time. 

May 21, 2020 (Thursday) from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Central Time.   

Register for webinar here. 

Clinical Examination of the Hive

Honey Bee Health Handbook

Bee Hive Pest Management

USDA Diagnosis of Honey Bee Diseases

USDA Asian Giant Hornet Look-Alikes 101

The Veterinary Profession: An Asset to the Bee-Keeping Sector

Giant Asian Hornets in Arkansas?

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