Dealing with compromised cattle

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A program for dairy and livestock farm employees (and owners) will focus on prevention, safety, and management of compromised cattle.

The workshop is set from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at the Alma Center VFW Post, 111 E. Main St., Alma Center.

The program will focus on preventing the major cause of lame cattle — milk fever, or hypocalcemia with Dr. Larry Baumann, DVM of UW River Falls. Sandy Stuttgen, DVM, will discuss minimizing the risks, guidelines for down cow welfare, and recommendations for human euthanasia. The program is available in English and Spanish.

The care and well-being of cattle in Wisconsin are important to consumers and farmers alike. Although farmers strive to take excellent care of their animals, there are times when cows are injured or sick and are not able to stand on their own.

Dairy farmers, employees, and service providers are all responsible for the welfare of cattle under their care, and are committed to making sure all animals are treated humanely.

Join us as we discuss the proper handling of down cattle, prevention and management. There is no charge for the program. Registration is appreciated for lunch count by contacting the Jackson County UW Extension office 715-284-4257.