Experts will gather May 19 for a Beyond the Roundtable discussion of livestock health, immunity and vaccination at New Mexico State University’s Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability in Corona.

“Making sure livestock are healthy is a high priority for ranchers in New Mexico,” said Shad Cox, superintendent of NMSU’s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. “Preventative steps can make a big difference throughout life for our animals. We have assembled a group of top experts to give producers some useful guidance on maximizing the health of their herds and other livestock.”

The program will begin at 10 a.m. with a session on livestock immunity by Dennis Hallford, Regents professor and interim department head of Animal and Range Sciences at NMSU.

Tim Hanosh, director of Veterinary Diagnostic Services for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, will speak at 11 a.m. on diseases of impact in New Mexico.

Lunch will be provided at noon.

At 1 p.m., John Wenzel, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service veterinarian, will outline how to customize a vaccination program.

Hanosh and Wenzel will lead a discussion on field necropsy techniques at 2 p.m. A general livestock health roundtable discussion will follow at 3 p.m.

Registration is free but limited to the first 45 participants.

Register online at www.corona.nmsu.edu. For more information, contact Shad Cox at 575-849-1015 or shadcox@nmsu.edu. For directions to the center, visit the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center’s website at www.coronasc.nmsu.edu.

 

 

CUTLINE: John Wenzel, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service veterinarian, will outline how to customize a vaccination program for livestock during the Beyond the Roundtable discussion of livestock health, immunity and vaccination May 19 at NMSU’s Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability in Corona. (NMSU photo by Darrell J. Pehr)