Veterinary Extension and Outreach
Veterinary Science Outreach incorporates animal diagnostics, on-farm field investigations, applied research, and Cooperative Extension to serve Pennsylvania‘s agricultural community by improving animal health and well-being, farm profitability and product quality.
VBS Extension and Outreach News
PSU Extension Vet writes about "Pins, Needles, Residues, and Calf Welfare"
May 6, 2013Times are changing in the realm of calf care and management: more consumer and regulatory scrutiny, all with a broader scope and greater degree of sensitivity. However, producers can adjust to the changing times by employing time-tested calf-care practices.
January 18, 2013Interested in reducing mastitis cases that reduce your production, and cost you money and time? You may receive a survey about mastitis control in the mail soon addressing this important problem. Led by veterinarian Dr. Ron Erskine from Michigan State University, a team of researchers from Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University, Florida A&M University, and Mississippi State University are conducting research to improve mastitis control and prevention.
Final Issue of Johne's Disease Dairy Newsletter
January 15, 2013Our Extension veterinarians, Ernest Hovingh and Dave Wolfgang, feature in the final issue of the Johne's Disease Dairy Newsletter, a publication by the National Johne's Disease Education Initiative. A new online, user-friendly risk assessment tool is being released, at www.jdrap.org
Key points about chronic wasting disease (CWD) PA veterinarians should know
December 7, 2012A fact sheet with answers to the top questions about CWD and updated information about two positive cases found this fall in Pennsylvania. CWD is a chronic degenerative neurological disease affecting the central nervous system of cervids.
November 12, 2012Excellent presentations now available online from the Washington State Extension Farm Animal Welfare Symposium. The symposium was attended by producers, veterinarians, students, faculty, and producers groups. The talks are available as a series of youtube videos and cover many important animal welfare topics.