Seminar: Veterinarians’ perceptions of organic livestock agriculture
Date: Jul 8 2009 2:30 pm
Posted June 2009
270 Soils Bldg., UW-Madison campus. Presented by Martha Rideout, graduate student, UW-Madison agroecology program.
Transitioning to organic dairy production has, by definition, altered the way veterinarians interact with dairy farmers and their herds. Effective relationships will require that veterinarians understand the basics of organic production systems, and are able to identify how they can influence animal health in this system. Results from a survey of Wisconsin veterinarians will be presented, including their perceptions of organic livestock agriculture, educational needs and potential means of information delivery.