Biosecurity for Dairy Farms

Biosecurity is a concept that many dairy producers and dairy veterinarians overlook. This workshop will explore practical biosecurity principles that veterinarians can introduce to and enhance for their dairy clients.

 

Topics:

  • A new practice-building tool to offer and customize for their dairy clients. The principles outlined will be applicable to any size dairy operation and to any large- or mixed-animal practitioner, regardless of the amount of dairy work in your practice.
  • The use of Google® maps to develop individual, customized farm operation lines of separation, access points, and farm traffic flow.
  • Details for enhanced biosecurity to protect farms from all types of contagious diseases.
  • The Secure Milk Supply Plan and how veterinarians can prepare their clients for a potentially significant, large-scale health event in the United States.
  • Hoof-and-mouth virus and how an outbreak in the U.S. would impact producers, dairy processors, and dairy practices.

Registration Details

Cost (includes lunch/beverages):

  • OVMA Members: $15 + processing fee of $2.37
    Please note, you will need a discount code to access the reduced member fee. Visit the Members Only Center (Member Resources > Continuing Education) or contact OVMA at ohiovma@ohiovma.org / 614.436.1300 prior to registering to obtain the code.
  • Non-Members: $30 + processing fee of $2.74

Maximum participants: 25

Registration Deadline: June 21

Cancellation Policy: Registrants may cancel their reservation up to 48 hours prior to the event and receive a refund of their ticket cost, less processing fees. After this date, no refunds will be given.

Location

Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Volunteer & Conference Center
1472 Manning Parkway
Powell, OH 43065


Speaker

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon, DVM, DACVPM, is an associate professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his DVM in 1997. In 2006, he joined the staff at the OSU Large Animal Services Clinic in Marysville, and in 2010, he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Gordon’s practice focuses include dairy and beef production medicine and surgery as well as small ruminants. He sits on the Small Ruminant Advisory Board for the Ohio Department of Agriculture and has been the chairperson for the Food Animal Education Committee for the MVC for the past eight years. He also serves on the Ohio VMA Board as a director-at-large. He is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP), Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIS), Academy of Rural Veterinarians (ARV), Ohio Dairy Veterinarians, and AVMA.