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PDPW Calf Care Connection® Workshops Focus on Keeping Calves Healthy from the Inside Out

October 29, 2018
Contact: Shelly Mayer
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PDPW Calf Care Connection® Workshops Focus on Keeping Calves Healthy from the Inside Out
Hands-On Workshops Scheduled for Nov. 13, 14 and 15
DAIRY NEWS – World-renowned experts in calf care and development will lead hands-on training sessions for dairy producers, calf managers, herdsman and industry professionals in the PDPW Calf Care Connection® Workshop presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW).  Three repeating sessions of Calf Care Connection meetings will be held, each starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m., on November 13, 14 and 15 in Fennimore, Eau Claire and Chilton, Wis.
Workshop trainers include Donald Sockett, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, Veterinary Microbiologist/ Epidemiologist at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at University of Wisconsin; Richard Wallace, DVM, Cattle Technical Service veterinarian for Zoetis; and Jud Heinrichs, PhD, Professor of Dairy and Animal Science at Pennsylvania State University.
“The Calf Care Connection Workshops are designed to address some of the most pressing topics and challenges for today’s dairy producers and calf care managers,” said Cassie Mayer, PDPW Program Manager. “Participants will leave with a wealth of ideas and techniques they can put to work on their farms right away to boost calf health and performance.”
Each workshop will feature a general session presentation where Dr. Sockett shares insights on the Salmonella Heidelberg disease and strategies to control the deadly disease.  Three breakout sessions will focus on proper cleaning and disinfecting of calf care equipment, rumen development and feeding strategies, and proper vaccination approaches and injection techniques.
To learn more about Calf Care Connection workshops and to register, visit or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.  Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #CCC2018 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Calf Care Connection is an accredited training and offers up to 4.75 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs) for each day. To learn more or secure credits, visit Up to 5.7 CEU Credits are available to UW-School of Veterinary medicine (UW-SVM) and 5.0 CEU Credits are available to the American Registry of Professional Scientists (ARPAS) members.
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed."