The handling of disabled or non-ambulatory animals and euthanasia are two emerging issues for the livestock industry that will be addressed at the 2nd Annual Animal Welfare Symposium, Nov. 30, 2010 at the Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, OH.
Featured speaker is Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and well-known animal-handling expert, who will explain how to humanely handle farm animals, including handling of ill, injured, non-ambulatory or compromised animals. There will be an extended time period available for questions and answers.
Jan Shearer, professor and dairy Extension veterinarian at Iowa State University, will review proper methods of euthanasia and when euthanasia should occur.
Linda Lobao, professor of rural sociology, and Danielle Deemer, doctoral student in rural sociology at The Ohio State University, will present results of recent surveys of Ohioan’s perceptions of farm animal welfare.
Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, will discuss consumers’ perceptions of animal agriculture and the implications for Ohio’s farmers.
Tony Forshey, state veterinarian and board member, will provide an update on the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
A panel of Ohio industry and trade association officials will address animal welfare in Ohio.
To register, go to http://vet.osu.edu/preventive-medicine/AnimalWelfareSymposium, call (614) 292-8727 or fax (614) 292-4335. General registration is $40, $125 with continuing education credit and $25 for students.