Animal Welfare webinar - Cow comfort and lameness prevention in housed systems

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Canadian animal welfare researcher Professor Dan Weary discusses designing and managing barns and feed pads to maximise cow comfort and prevent lameness.

Topics covered:

  • Scientific findings of cow comfort research in intensive housing systems.
  • Practical strategies to reduce lameness and minimise the impact of the built environment on cow comfort.

Our expert presenter

Professor Dan Weary

Dan Weary is a Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In 1997 Dan co-founded UBC’s Animal Welfare Program and co-directs this active research group. Dan’s work on dairy cattle focuses on the housing and management of dairy calves and cows. Much of Dan’s recent work takes place on commercial farms, helping to ground results in commercial practice, and acting as a direct conduit for knowledge sharing between researchers and innovative dairy producers. Dan has authored 100’s of publications and is a frequent speaker for dairy and professional audiences.

Video

Watch the video recording of this live webinar.