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College of Veterinary Medicine hosts lecture by international calf expert

An internationally recognized expert in calf health management and mastitis control will present the Fred Thompson Population Health Food Animal Lecture at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Ken Leslie’s talk, entitled “Teaching and Research in Dairy Health Management: Lessons Learned and Implications for the Future,” will be presented Nov. 5 at noon in Room H203 of the veterinary medicine college. The event is free and open to the public.

Leslie currently is a professor in the Ruminant Health Management Clinic in the department of population medicine at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. His special interests are udder health, dairy calves and transition cows. He has focused his efforts on fostering networks of dairy health management veterinarians and research workers on issues regarding dairy cattle health. During Leslie’s day-long visit to campus, professional and graduate students will be given the opportunity to discuss issues in food animal health and food animal management, in addition to career options in this field.