Date: Thursday, Nov 7
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Learning Centre (Garden court outside of Hall B)

Speakers: Drs. Jennifer Pearson and Lisa Gamsjaeger

This session will discuss the normal signs of calving, when to intervene with calving assistance, and calving resuscitation techniques. Hands-on stations will include learning to recognize abnormally presented calves using simulators, correct placement of calving chains, and the use of resuscitation tools for calves after a difficult birth.

This event is capped at 30 participants so attendees will have to register at the Universe event link below:

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Dr. Jennifer Pearson Bio: graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and animal science. Afterwards, she received her DVM from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating, she started a one year internship at Cornell University in Ambulatory and then stayed on for a residency in Ambulatory and Theriogenology. Jennifer recently completed her PhD at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine investigating the impacts of calving management, calf risk factors, and difficult calving on the health and performance of beef calves. She became board certified through the American College of Theriogenology in 2018. She is currently working as a post-doctoral scholar and sessional instructor at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include peri-partum diseases, neonatal care and bull health and fertility in cattle.

Dr. Lisa Gamsjaeger Bio: graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, in 2014. She then completed a one-year internship in Farm Animal Clinical Services at the University College Dublin, Ireland, and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine with Livestock Emphasis at the University of California, Davis. Lisa received board certification through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2018. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine investigating colostrum quality, colostrum intervention strategies, and specific maternal antibody titers and their impacts on passive immunity, health, and growth of beef calves. Her research interests include neonatal and critical care, immunology and farm animal surgery.


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