Our 2018 webinars are co-hosted by Paula Turiello in Argentina, 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
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
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. 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. 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
Marcia Endres, July 11, 2018 9 am 6 pm EDT
Milking dairy cows with robots
Dr. Marcia Endres is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota with an extension/research appointment. Her research interests include dairy management, welfare
Heidi Rossow, August 8, 2018 9 am and 6 pm EDT
Dr. Heidi Rossow is an associate professor of ruminant nutrition with UC Davis Veterinary School located at the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center (VMTRC) in Tulare, California. Her areas of research are computer modeling of nutrient metabolism and systems analysis of dairy feed management and production including developing methods to evaluate cow performance and feeding consistency.
Adam Lock, Sept. 12,
2018 9 am and 6 pm EDT
Supplemental fatty acids in lactating cow diets: myth and reality
Dr. Adam Lock is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. Originally from a dairy farm in the southwest of the United Kingdom, Dr. Lock received his
Trevor DeVries, Oct. 10, 2018 9 am and 6 pm EDT
Using knowledge of cow eating behavior to optimize nutritional management
Dr. Trevor DeVries is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Behavior and Welfare in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph. Trevor received his B.Sc. in Agriculture and Ph.D. from The University of British Columbia. In beginning his academic position in 2007,
Bill Weiss, November 14, 2018 9 am 5 pm EST
Key Points About the Nutritionist Series
The presentation is in English on Cisco’s WebEx platform, 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.
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.