Our 2018 webinars are co-hosted by Paula Turiello in Argentina, Elena Bonfante in Italy, and in China by Tom Long; the primary host is Mariann Fessenden in English for AMTS. The webinar would not be possible without the generous assistance of Ajinomoto Heartland, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, DairyLand Lab, Dairy One Forage Laboratories, R&D Life Sciences,Perdue AgriBusiness, Kemin, ABVista, Origination, Inc., NovaMeal by Novita Nutrition ,Adisseo, AminoMax, Jefo, and QLF
Dr Bill Weiss gives his updated Mineral recommendations. Dr Bill Weiss presented about mineral recommendations in dairy cattle. He discussed formulation to meet requirements vs formulating to optimize health and production. Questions were many and varied. His...read more
Dr Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph, gave a presentation focusing on animal behaviour and the nutritional management practices that can be adopted to improve animal health and efficiency.read more
Dr Adam Lock joins us to talk about fatty acid feeding in lactating cows. Dr Adam Lock, Michigan State University, gave a talk about fatty acid metabolism in dairy cattle.read more
Dr Heidi Rossow from the University of California, Davis Veterinary School in Tulare, California, presented her findings on modeling nutrient metabolism and dairy feed management in California.read more
Dr Marcia Endres discusses working with Robotic milkers. The energetic and knowledgeable Dr. Marcia Endres gave an excellent presentation on management techniques and nutritional considerations when working with robotic milkers. In the recording process the sound...read more
Dr. Gordie Jones spoke of his experiences as a veterinarian, nutritional advisor, and herd owners in working with transition and fresh cows to ensure they have healthy, productive, and successful lactations. Gordie gave some wonderful answers to the participants looking for solutions to their cows’ metabolic problems.read more
Dr. Cardoso continued our theme that focuses on the giving nutritionists the best tools for helping cows emerge from the transition period ready to have a productive and reproductively successful lactation.read more
Dr. Overton provides the midpoint in our unit that focuses on the transition period. In the past, the dry period and transition cow was relegated to the corner of the barn with little attention given once she stopped milking.read more
Dr Laura Hernandez spoke about her recent and ongoing research into the role Serotonin plays in Calcium metabolism.read more
Dr. Chris Chase offered a very interesting presentation on the effects nutrition can have on the immune system. The first webinar of 2018, it was a continuation on the mini-unit on immunology and nutrition begun by Drs. Lance Baumgard and Michael Ballou in 2017.read more
Key Points About the Nutritionist Series
The presentation is in English using the Zoom Webinars platform and approximately 60 minutes in length.
Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese language webinars are simultaneously translated and transmitted through other platforms.
Questions are fielded in all four languages and The flow of the talk is not interrupted for translation.
The audience is global—live attendees were primarily from the Western Hemisphere but also included European, Asian and African attendees.
The talks are non-commercial. They are offered at two times to enable convenient global participation.
Archived talks from 2015 through the present (as they are available) in English, are accessible by topic.
These multi language webinars are hosted in English by Mariann Fessenden of AMTS. Globally recognized educators, researchers, and nutritional practitioners speak on a variety of topics with 60 minute presentations. The talk is co-hosted in Spanish by Paula Turiello in Argentina; Tom Long hosts in Mandarin; and Elena Bonfante from Italy. Following the presentation, audience members from each webinar partner are able to ask questions. The webinars started in 2015. Recordings are archived, by year, for on-line listening, or on our vimeo site for downloading. All webinars are converted into podcasts.
In January 2017 the United States implemented a program focused on addressing the use of medications in feed animals that, if overused, could contribute to antibiotic resistance in human disease management. We held a webinar for nutritionist as animal caregivers that outlined the requirements for compliance. Dr. Melanie Hemenway for NYSCHAP spoke about the Veterinary Feed Directive on 22 March 2017. A recording of that webinar can be found here.