VERONA, Wis. (March 20, 2007) — The National Mastitis Council (NMC) will hold its 2007 regional meeting on May 22-23, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Visalia, California.
The meeting will highlight mastitis control and overall milk quality improvement. Topics include milk culture systems, fresh cow mastitis screening and treatment, freestall bedding management, mastitis in heifers, mycoplasma mastitis, using SCC data, and reproductive effects of mastitis.
The 2007 NMC regional meeting will begin with an optional, pre-conference short course on Herd Manager Training. This short course will provide herd managers with practical information about mastitis, what it is, and how they and their fellow workers can have an impact on controlling mastitis in the herds within which they work. The course, which will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 22, has limited enrollment and requires pre-registration. A California wine and cheese tasting social will be held on Tuesday evening.
In addition, the Academy of Dairy Veterinary Consultants (ADVC) is scheduled to have their spring meeting in conjunction with the NMC regional meeting. ADVC will hold a seminar on the use of statistical process control on dairies to improve herd performance on Tuesday afternoon, May 22. This seminar is open to non-ADVC veterinarians for an extra fee, which includes a one-year membership in the Academy and free registration to the group's fall meeting.
On Wednesday, May 23, the main program will begin at 9:30 a.m., featuring presentations by Dr. Sandra Godden and Dr. Jeff Reneau, both from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Larry Fox from Washington State University, Dr. Ynte Schukken of Cornell University, as well as Dr. Ricardo Chebel and Dr. Dale Moore, both from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.
"This year’s regional meeting promises to be something unique," says Jeff Johnson, 2007 NMC president. "Being held in the heart of where a large amount of the U.S. milk supply is produced, we hope the location and program offer useful insights to both local and global members alike."
Those interested in learning more about the program content and registration information are encouraged to go to www.nmconline.org for more information, or contact Anne Saeman, NMC executive director, at 608.846.4615.
NMC is a not-for-profit professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality, and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC now has close to 2,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world. NMC is headquartered in Verona, Wisconsin, located just outside of Madison, the capital of Wisconsin.
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