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October 24-26, 2012 - Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario BACKGROUND Animal welfare is a complex issue Growing concern for animal agriculture.

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2 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario BACKGROUND Animal welfare is a complex issue Growing concern for animal agriculture Symposium an opportunity to make Ontario and Canada a leader in dairy welfare research Targeted towards: Producers International Researchers Veterinarians Industry Personnel

3 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario LOCATION Delta Hotel in Guelph

4 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario AGENDA 3 day symposium A variety of internationally recognized speakers Soliciting oral and poster presentations on new innovative research Hands on demonstrations on a variety of welfare issues Live webinar available

5 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario OPENING SESSION What is Animal Welfare? By David Fraser David Fraser received the Order of Canada in 2005 for his contribution to Science His 40-year research career has focused on the behaviour and welfare of farm, companion and wild animals

6 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario OCTOBER 24TH –DAY 1 Public awareness of Dairy Cattle Welfare Dr. Dan Weary UBC Assessment and Guidelines for Dairy Cattle Welfare Dr. Jeff Rushen, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada

7 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario OCTOBER 24 TH – DAY 1 Welfare related to feeding, housing and health of dairy calves Dr. Margit Bak Jensen, Aarhus University, Denmark

8 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario OCTOBER 25 TH – DAY 2 Welfare Implications of Dairy Cattle Housing Management Dr. Marina (Nina) Von Keyserlingk, UBC Welfare Implications of Dairy Cattle Feeding Management Dr. Trevor DeVries University of Guelph

9 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario OCTOBER 25 TH –DAY 2 4 optional Interactive Sessions 1 hour 45 minutes in length Attendees can pick 2 to attend Sessions: Low Stress Cattle Handling Proper Euthanasia Procedures in Dairy Cattle Lameness Assessment & Management Cow Comfort & Housing Assessment

10 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario OCTOBER 25 TH, DAY 2 Banquet Dinner Dr. Lance Fox Climbed Mount Everest in 2009 Sharing his story of the adventure of climbing to the highest point on our planet. Motivates by emphasizing the importance of dreaming, working hard, and staying focused on the goal ahead, all the while remaining positive even during the darkest of times

11 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario OCTOBER 26 TH, DAY 3 Management of Lameness and Other Health Problems for Dairy Cattle Welfare Becky Whay Bristol University, UK Detection and Management of Pain in Dairy Cattle Hans Coetzee, Iowa State University

12 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Ken Leslie -University of Guelph Trevor DeVries - University of Guelph Amy Stanton - University of Guelph Derek Haley - University of Guelph Neil Anderson - OMAFRA Marina ( Nina) von Keyserlingk - UBC Dan Weary - UBC Ian Rumbles - CanWest DHI Brian Lang - OMAFRA Harold House - OMAFRA Penny Lawlis - OMAFRA Tina Widowski - Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare

13 October 24-26, Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium – Guelph, Ontario PARTNERS ORGANIZING PARTNERS

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