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Goat Day 2012 Features Veterinary Presentations, Demonstrations

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Veterinary care for goats is available at the Large Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

January 13, 2012 

Goat owners, veterinarians, students, and 4-H and FFA goat-project youths from throughout California will gather Saturday, Jan. 21, in UC Davis' Freeborn Hall for UC Davis Goat Day 2012.

Morning speakers will address a variety of goat health and management topics. The veterinarians and animal science experts also will provide updates on current goat research and other issues important to dairy, meat, fiber and companion-goat owners. The afternoon will feature demonstrations and illustrated presentations on cheese-making, health examinations, artificial insemination, feeding and showmanship, milk-tester training and ultrasound to detect pregnancy.

The event, which will run from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Animal Science, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the California Dairy Herd Improvement Association. A complete agenda is available online at: <>.

For more information, contact Jan Carlson, supervisor of the animal science department's Dairy Goat Research Facility, at (530) 752-6792 or

Media contact(s):
* Jan Carlson, Animal Science, (530) 752-6792,
* Pat Bailey, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-9843,

Editor's note: Dr. Rosie Busch, a speaker at Goat Day, is one of the veterinarians who treated Gabby the goat for pneumonia in December; here's the story,