WVSC Virtual: Cattle Lameness with Prof George Oikonomou

Cattle lameness with Professor George Oikonomou DVM PhD FHEA MRCVS

Date: Wednesday 4th November 2020 10am until 3pm

Price: £180*

George studied Veterinary Medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  During his PhD studies, he investigated the genetics of energy balance and fertility in Holstein Cows.  After spending a few years managing a 600 cow dairy herd in Greece he moved to the USA where he worked as a research associate at Cornell University where he was involved in various research projects on dairy cattle lameness, mastitis and reproductive diseases.  He is currently studying dairy cattle lameness using genomic and microbiomic approaches.  The overarching objective of his research is to improve the welfare of dairy cattle and the sustainability of dairy farms.

Agenda for the day includes An update on claw horn disruption lesions, controlling digital dermatitis in dairy herds and Can we breed lameness out of our herds?

He has many publications, editorships and is regularly invited to speak at many Conferences.

 

We are very fortunate that Professor Oikonomou is joining us for this Virtual CPD.

*Please note the price is inclusive of VAT

Although this is the last in the series of Cattle CPD, don’t forget to check out our other CPD here