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  • Animal Legal and Historical Web Center

    Location:

    Michigan State University College of Law, 648 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

    Description:

    This Website contains a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.

  • Beef Cattle Management Certificate Program

    Location:

    1250H Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Beef Cattle Management Certificate Program is designed to allow individuals the opportunity to specialize in the area of beef cattle management in a one-year intensive program. The certificate provides students with knowledge and experience in the management of both cow/calf and feedlot enterprises. This one-year program is centered around hands-on clerkships at the MSU Beef Cattle Teaching Center and the MSU Beef Cattle Research Center. Students have the opportunity to become involved in some of Michigan’s most important events for beef cattle: the Michigan Beef Expo and the Michigan Cattlemen’s Bull Test.

  • Beef Cattle Teaching & Research Center

    Dates:

    At this time, there are no open visiting hours. Please call the farm manager at 517-353-2245 to schedule a tour. Visitors must not have visited a foreign country in the 7 days prior to visiting the farm.

    Location:

    5307 Bennett Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

    Description:

    MSU's Beef Cattle Research & Teaching Center conducts basic and applied beef cattle research and teaching that benefits beef cattle producers and, ultimately, consumers in Michigan. Research projects at the Center look at the productivity of Michigan feedlots, reproductive physiology, and ruminant nutrition. Tour groups from all over the world come to observe the facilities and techniques involved in the management of a commercial size feedlot.

  • Beef Cattle Ultrasound Scanning

    Description:

    A field technician certified by the ultrasound Guidelines Council is available to perform ultrasound scanning for beef cattle to evaluate carcass merit for breeding selection and market readiness. Breeders can scan yearling bulls and heifers for carcass traits and have this information included in National Cattle Evaluation ultrasound EPDs. 

  • Build-a-Box NestWatch Workshop (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 1, 2017.  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location:

    Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Ave., Augusta, MI 49012

    Description:

    Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, House Wrens, and Chickadees are all species that utilize nest boxes.  Please join Bill Stovall of Delton, MI who has been making bird houses for over 25 years, in constructing a nest box to take home and learning about the species of birds who use them and need them.  Learn how you can become a citizen scientist and contribute data to the NestWatch website where researchers use the information contributed to monitor the condition of breeding bird populations.

  • Canine Sports Medicine Symposium (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 23 - 24, 2017.  8:00 am  - 4:00 pm

    Location:

    MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 736 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This event is co-hosted by Dr. Sarah Shull and Dr. Robert Gillette, and will feature multiple speakers on various canine sports medicine topics throughout weekend, including conditioning/core strength, first aid, exercise physiology, and more, along with many great sponsors.

  • Center for Feline Health and Wellbeing

    Location:

    Room D208 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center for Feline Health and Wellbeing promotes feline health and wellbeing and nurtures the relationships between cats, their owners, and their care providers. Some areas of study include idiopathic cystitis, feline cancers, pulmonary fibrosis, feline viral infections, and feline genetics. The mission of this center is four-fold:

    • To discover the causes of the life-threatening conditions that affect cats;
    • To develop new treatment and preventive strategies for them;
    • To learn more about the behavioral considerations, nutrition, exercise, care routines, relationships  with household members, and other factors that contribute to a high-quality of life for cats; and
    • To educate veterinarians and cat owners about how to apply this new knowledge.
  • Dairy Days and Annual Michigan Dairy Expo (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 17 - 21, 2017

     

    Location:

    MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    During Michigan Youth Dairy Days, youth will compete for premiums, ribbons and scholarships in various competitions, including dairy quiz bowls, dairy management contests, dairy cattle judging contests, and the Dairy Days youth show. 

    Michigan Dairy Expo is a week-long event that combines youth activities and contests conducted during Youth Dairy Days with purebred dairy breed association youth and open show events. The mission of Michigan Dairy Expo is to encourage and promote youth involvement in dairy activities, showcase the Michigan dairy industry, and provide continuing education opportunities for the dairy industry in Michigan and neighboring states.

  • Dairy Management Certificate Program

    Location:

    Animal Science Department, Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Dairy Management Certificate Program has been developed to meet the specialized needs of the herd manager and commercial dairy farmer. This technical training program consists of two 15-week semesters and one 9-week semester on campus for a total of 48 credits. Programs of study are tailored to the individual's educational goals. Areas of study include dairy herd management, nutrition, artificial insemination, crops, and farm management. A certificate is granted at the completion of the program requirements.

  • Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health Diagnostic Testing Services

    Location:

    DCPAH, 4125 Beaumont Rd, Lansing, MI, 48909.

    Description:

    The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health brings together ten MSU labs that make up Michigan's only comprehensive animal health diagnostic center. The Center works in collaboration with the State of Michigan, public health officials, private practice veterinarians, livestock producers, and others in the farming community to protect humans and animals from disease and toxic substances. The new facility consolidates labs, offices, and classrooms into a single structure where over 1.5 million diagnostic tests are conducted each year on samples to determine the presence of such diseases as bovine tuberculosis, West Nile virus, and chronic wasting disease. The Center is also considered a front line of defense in detecting biological and chemical agents used in bioterrorism against U.S. animal agriculture.

  • Forestry Hanover Seminar Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the events website below.

    Location:

    Usually held in 225 Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.  Please check the schedule for any variance.

     

    Description:

    The MSU Department of Forestry offers the Hanover Seminar Series, in which forestry experts from MSU and other institutions discuss issues affecting our forests and forest ecological communities.

  • Great Lakes Veterinary Conference (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 17 - 19, 2017

    Location:

    Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Description:

    This event at the Grand Hotel on Michigan's Mackinac Island includes great speakers and social events, including a welcome reception, dinner in a reserved section of the Grand Hotel dining room, and a sunset dessert reception at Fort Mackinac.  There is also a daily program for children. Speakers include: Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM, who will be speaking on marketing strategies; James Moore, DVM, who will be speaking on dental and oral surgery techniques; and Tina Wismer, DVM, DABVT, DABT, MS, who will speak on poisoning and toxicology.

  • Horse Behavior and Welfare Online Course

    Description:

    The online course, Horse Behavior and Welfare, includes an explanation of equine welfare and describes how it relates to horse management. Participants will discover a wealth of resources for learning about horse behavior. Horse enthusiasts of all levels can benefit from this course. Specific topics include:

    • Horse senses
    • Horse body language
    • How a horse learns
    • Key factors for the foundation of training
    • Stereotypic behaviors
    • Managing vices (stereotypic behaviors)
    • The definition of horse welfare
    • How to assess horse welfare

    Each lesson consists of an overview, informative topics including pictures and short video clips, as well as optional activities. Some activities include exercises you can complete by working with your own horse or observing other horses!

  • Horse Management Certificate Program

    Location:

    1250 Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The certificate program in Horse Management emphasizes management and equine skills that prepare students for positions in Michigan’s growing horse industry. This technical training program consists of three 15-week, on-campus semesters and placement training of at least 15 weeks, for a total of 48 credits. This program offers the most current training available.

  • Horse Management Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension’s focus on horses, ponies, donkeys and mules provides educational resources and activities for both youth and adult equine owners.

  • Horse Nutrition Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This online course covers a variety of topics including feedstuffs, forage, grains, and supplements; nutritional diseases and their prevention and management; and assessment of body condition scores, reading feed tags, and evaluating feeding programs. Members of United States Dressage Federation can earn 2 credits through this course.

  • Horse Selection and Evaluation Online Course

    Description:

    The online course, Horse Selection and Evaluation, provides valuable information to potential horse buyers on conformation, skeletal structure, and balance that will help buyers make the best decision about performance potential. The course is estimated to take 8-10 hours to complete. Topics covered include:

    • The components of conformation- skeletal structure, balance, muscling, quality and movement- as it applies to various breeds and performance disciplines
    • How conformation relates to performance and overall soundness
    • Causes of blemishes and unsoundness
    • The importance of a pre-purchase exam
    • How to examine a horse for purchase
    • The importance of a sale contract
  • Information Cards by Lab Section for Veterinary Practitioners

    Location:

    A215 Veterinary Medical Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1314

    Description:

    MSU's Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health has a  mandate to protect the public by ensuring the health of animals in the state of Michigan and around the nation. In the more than 30 years since its inception, DCPAH has become one of the country’s premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, handling more than 220,000 cases involving approximately 1.5 million tests annually. The Center has active clients in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 12 foreign countries.

    DCPAH produces a series of information cards on a variety of laboratory topics that give a description of the topic and services provided.  Major topic headings include:

    • General Information
    • Anatomic & Surgical Pathology
    • Bacteriology
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Endocrinology
    • Immunodiagnostics/ Parasitology
    • Nutrition
    • Toxicology
    • Virology

     

     

  • International Short Course: Best Practices in Dairy Production (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 13 - 19, 2017.  Application deadline: July 15, 2017

     

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI, and field visits to local dairy farms and milk processing plants

    Description:

    Among developing countries, there is steady increase in the demand for milk and milk products due to favorable changes in income levels and living standards. Because of the perishable nature of milk, this increased demand creates an opportunity for local production in smallholder operations, or expanding operations within local economies. In order to take maximum advantage of this opportunity, knowledgeable individuals are needed in both technology transfer and policy making positions. It is toward these individuals that this training program is aimed. Training addresses animal health and production, reproduction, milk processing, food safety regulations both locally and internationally, animal welfare issues, and environmental concerns. The aim is toward the transfer of technology that is applicable under the local conditions of the participants. Consideration is given to both very small family farms and expanding production operations within the agricultural framework of developing economies. Moreover, as a result of enhanced communication and transportation technologies, access to global markets for the dairy products is getting much easier. However, due to the ever-changing international and local laws and regulations, food safety issues, animal welfare issues and stricter import/export controls, it is becoming more difficult for developing economies to compete in this global market. This program also addresses issues and opportunities in international dairy marketing relevant to developing economies in taking advantage of those markets, when favorable conditions exist.

  • Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Tours

    Location:

    12685 East C Ave, Augusta, MI, 49012. (15 north of Kalamazoo and 12 miles NW of Battle Creek, MI).

    Description:

    The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary offers guided educational tours to school groups. The tours provide knowledge about preserving and protecting natural habitats that we share with wildlife. The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary remains an innovator in wildlife conservation efforts. The sanctuary also has a pollinator and rain garden and a large picnic area. Visitors can browse and purchase items at our Resource Center and Giftshop featuring nature-related gift items and books. Very low admission fees apply.

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