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!

 

Computer graphic of bacteria and viruses

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

Cattle under shade structure

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

 

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.    

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