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Learn from the Vet: Dairy Cows
March 14 & 15, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm

Join veterinarian, Dr. Hue Karreman, for this 2-day class that will empower livestock farmers to become close observers of their animals and develop disease prevention and health-promoting strategies that improve animal health and business performance.

The focus will be preventive animal husbandry and use of natural treatments that are allowed by the US National Organic Program. Participants will leave with a strong foundation in organic livestock health care strategies and farmers transitioning to organic will quickly feel at ease regarding animal health issues. Whether you have one cow, 40 cows, 100 cows or 1000 cows, you will come away from this class with sound, practical information.
Participants will learn:

  1. The CowSignals® visual observation system
  2. How to do a complete physical examination of individual animals
  3. How to roll a cow, pass a stomach tube to pump a stomach, give an IV, lift a hoof and apply a treatment, give homeopathic and botanical remedies, locate and utilize acupuncture points.
  4. Other procedures depending on cows.

These classes are loaded with practical information and action packed. Ample contact time with Dr. Karreman will be available. Each class is divided in classroom time and hands-on animal demonstrations in the barn and/or pasture (depends on season).

Areas to be covered:

  • Prevention
  • Grazing & nutrition perspectives
  • Allowed conventional treatments
  • Biological medicines
  • Botanical medicines
  • Acupuncture & Homeopathy

Veterinary issues will cover:

  • Udder/ milk quality/mastitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Digestion
  • Reproduction/Fertility/Infertility
  • Calves (pre-weaned and post-weaned)
  • Lameness cause and treatment
  • Whole animal issues

Customized classes are available for other time and locations with advance arrangements for groups of 15 or more participants. Please call or email Maria Pop, Education & Outreach Manager at:


or Hubert J Karreman, VMD
Organic veterinary medicine; Veterinarian at the Rodale Institute; Certified CowSignals trainer


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