Sponsored by:
Bob Evans Farms Inc. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Osborne Industries, Inc.

2nd Annual Animal Welfare Symposium

Date & Time

11/30/2010 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210


Veterinary Continuing Education: 614-292-8727


The purpose of the event is to build on the success of last year’s Animal Welfare Symposium, and further the goal of increasing knowledge about and enhancing our ability to properly address farm animal welfare issues in Ohio. This year’s event will focus on two emerging issues for the livestock industries, which coincidentally have been the focus of debate in Ohio – handling of disabled or non-ambulatory animals, and euthanasia. The featured presenter of the Symposium will be Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and well-known animal handling expert. Dr. Jan Shearer, Professor and Dairy Extension Veterinary Specialist at Iowa State University, will share his knowledge of appropriate methods of euthanasia, and considerations for when euthanasia should occur. The latest research findings from surveys of consumers and the implications for the livestock industries will also be presented. Dr. Linda Lobao, Professor of Rural Sociology at The Ohio State University, will focus on results from Ohio, and Mr. Charlie Arnot, CEO of The Center for Food Integrity, will share results from national studies. An update on the activities of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will also be given. There will be ample time for audience interaction with all of the speakers, and the Symposium will deliver practical advice and answer commonly-asked questions about how best to handle and manage compromised animals.

The primary intended audiences for the Symposium are livestock producers, and also large animal veterinarians (the Symposium is approved for Continuing Education credit). However, it is expected that the topics and featured presenters will also have broad appeal to a range of audiences, including students, Extension educators, members of agricultural groups and those associated with allied industries, and members of the general public.

8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome - Dr. Candace Croney, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University and Dr. Naomi Botheras, Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

9:15 Ohioans’ perceptions of farm animal welfare – results of recent surveys - Dr. Linda Lobao, Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University

10:00 Break

10:30 U.S. consumers’ perceptions of animal agriculture – implications for Ohio - Mr. Charlie Arnot, The Center for Food Integrity

11:15 Making decisions about when to euthanize animals, considerations for people performing euthanasia, and correct euthanasia techniques - Dr. Jan Shearer, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University

12:15 Lunch

1:15 Update on the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board - Dr. Tony Forshey, State Veterinarian and member of the Board

1:30 Humane animal handling, including handling of ill, injured, non-ambulatory or otherwise compromised animals - Dr. Temple Grandin, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University

2:30 Q&A with Dr. Grandin

3:15 Interactive panel discussion: Industry and professional organization approaches to addressing animal welfare in Ohio

4:00 Adjourn

Registration includes conference instruction, refreshments and lunch. You may cancel your conference registration at any time prior to November 22, 2010, and receive an 80 percent refund of the course fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after November 22, 2010. There are no refunds for no shows. A $10 late registration fee will be applied to registration received after November 22, 2010.

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Veterinary Continuing Education (AAVSB RACE Provider # 421) is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) to sponsor Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) courses for veterinary practitioners. This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 6 AAVSB RACE™ hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


Accommodation Information:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites OSU
3045 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 447-1212

$102 Regular Rooms
$119 Suites
Group Name: Animal Welfare
To ensure that you receive the discount rate, make all reservations by November 20, 2011.

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