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Elective Module E: Advanced Reproductive Management Program

The next module of the Dairy Production Medicine Certificate Program hosted by Penn State Veterinary Extension & Research will be held in State College, Pennsylvania from 9:00AM Thursday November 30 through noon on Saturday, December 2, 2017. This module is an elective module for the registered DPM participants and is open to veterinarians not enrolled in the DPM program.

"Elective E" Module Description:

The intent of this program is to address new technologies to reproductive performance and disease diagnosisDr. Aurora Villarroel (Athyr Vet, LLC) will demonstrate the application of pedometers, accelerometers and other technologies to reproductive and disease monitoring.  Dr. Ben Laudermilch (Rome Veterinary Clinic) will describe how their practice has incorporated embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization services.

Penn State faculty presenters include Drs. Robert Van Saun and Adrian Barragan who will address uterine disease and associated diagnostic methods. Use of palpation, ultrasound, Metricheck™, and endometrial cytology will be practiced on the demonstration farm. The half-day program on Saturday will summarize diagnostic results and provide practical applications of systematic reproductive herd records analysis. 

If you want to advance your understanding of dairy herd reproductive management diagnostics then this program will be worth your time.

Attendance at the complete module will count for approximately 18.5 hours of approved Veterinary CE depending upon the final topical agenda.

Previous DPM alums are offered a reduced registration fee for the program. Please see http://vbs.psu.edu/extension/dpm for additional details. 

Questions pertaining to registration for the module can be directed to Louise Byler ( or 814-863-2160).

For more information regarding the content of the module, please contact Bob Van Saun (rjv10@psu.edu ).