October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare

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BACKGROUND
• Animal welfare is a complex issue
• Growing concern for animal agriculture
• Symposium an opportunity to make Ontario and
Canada a leader in dairy welfare research
• Targeted towards:
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Producers
International Researchers
Veterinarians
Industry Personnel
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
LOCATION
• Delta Hotel in Guelph
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
AGENDA
• 3 day symposium
• A variety of internationally recognized speakers
• Soliciting oral and poster presentations on new
innovative research
• Hands on demonstrations on a variety of welfare
issues
• Live webinar available
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
OPENING SESSION
• What is Animal Welfare? By David Fraser
• David Fraser received the Order of Canada in 2005 for his
contribution to Science
• His 40-year research career has focused on the behaviour
and welfare of farm, companion and wild animals
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
OCTOBER 24TH –DAY 1
• Public awareness of Dairy Cattle Welfare
• Dr. Dan Weary
• UBC
• Assessment and Guidelines for
Dairy Cattle Welfare
• Dr. Jeff Rushen,
Agriculture and Agrifood Canada
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
OCTOBER 24TH – DAY 1
• Welfare related to feeding, housing
and health of dairy calves
• Dr. Margit Bak Jensen, Aarhus University,
Denmark
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
OCTOBER 25TH – DAY 2
• Welfare Implications of Dairy Cattle
Housing Management
• Dr. Marina (Nina) Von Keyserlingk,
• UBC
• Welfare Implications of Dairy Cattle
Feeding Management
• Dr. Trevor DeVries
• University of Guelph
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
OCTOBER 25TH –DAY 2
• 4 optional Interactive Sessions
• 1 hour 45 minutes in length
• Attendees can pick 2 to attend
• Sessions:
• Low Stress Cattle Handling
• Proper Euthanasia Procedures in Dairy
Cattle
• Lameness Assessment & Management
• Cow Comfort & Housing Assessment
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
OCTOBER 25TH, DAY 2
Banquet Dinner
Dr. Lance Fox
• Climbed Mount Everest in 2009
• Sharing his story of the adventure of climbing to the
highest point on our planet.
• Motivates by emphasizing the importance of
dreaming, working hard, and staying focused on the
goal ahead, all the while remaining positive even
during the darkest of times
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
OCTOBER 26TH, DAY 3
• Management of Lameness and Other
Health Problems for Dairy Cattle
Welfare
• Becky Whay
• Bristol University, UK
• Detection and Management of Pain in
Dairy Cattle
• Hans Coetzee,
• Iowa State University
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Ken Leslie -University of Guelph
Trevor DeVries - University of Guelph
Amy Stanton - University of Guelph
Derek Haley - University of Guelph
Neil Anderson - OMAFRA
Marina (Nina) von Keyserlingk - UBC
Dan Weary - UBC
Ian Rumbles - CanWest DHI
Brian Lang - OMAFRA
Harold House - OMAFRA
Penny Lawlis - OMAFRA
Tina Widowski - Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal
Welfare
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
PARTNERS
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario
CONTACT US
• Email: info@dairycattlewelfaresymposium.ca
• Website: www.dairycattlewelfaresymposium.ca
• On Facebook
October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario

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