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'Alternatives in Animal Health' Conference



Hello Sanet Discussion List,

I wanted to put this conference announcement out one more time with a 
return email address, mailing address and phone number for those 
interested in attending or getting more information. My apologies for 
not doing this the first time.

	lisa McCrory
lmccrory@together.net

ALTERNATIVES IN ANIMAL HEALTH    : A conference focusing on large 
animal, will take place on April 19th and 20th, 1997 at the Lake Morey 
Inn in Fairlee, Vermont.  This conference is sponsored by The 
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT).

About the Conference: 
	In the past few years, there have been a growing number of dairy, 
beef and sheep farms making the transition to organic or more 
sustainable production practices.  One of the limiting factors in 
making a successful transition is in developing alternatives to animal 
health problems. 
	Farmers are seeking a new way to approach the management of their 
farms that focuses on maintaining both a soil and animal health, 
recognizing the connections between their soil management practices, 
the production of quality feed, and the health of their herd.  In the 
case of illness, farmers are seeking alternative remedies for 
mastitis, dry cow treatment, and reproductive health, for example.  
The need for more information has been expressed not only by farmers, 
but by veterinarians and farm consultants who serve as resources for 
transitioning farmers.
	This conference has been designed to combine the expertise of 
veterinarians and animal health experts with experienced farmers.  We 
have tried to balance discussions on animal health prevention with 
information on remedies to restore animal health.  We hope that this 
is the beginning of a dialogue that will continue to expand and 
develop the expertise of farmers, veterinarians and resource people in 
the Northeast.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Marta Engel: Dr. Engel is a 1980 graduate of the University of 
Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and operates a general 
practice in veterinary medicine from a clinic on her farm.  She and 
her family operate an organic Jersey dairy farm in Southwestern 
Wisconsin.  Dr. Engel began using homeopathic medicines with her own 
dairy herd in 1982.  Since then, she has continued using and studying 
homeopathy with Dr. George MacLeod, Dr Christopher Day and Dr. Richard 
Pitcairn.

Gary Zimmer: Gary Zimmer is a leader and innovator in the field of 
biological and organic agriculture.  Garyıs research emphasis has been 
on livestock nutrition ³from the soil up².  Since 1984, Gary has been 
President of Midwestern BioAg Products and Services in Blue Mound, WI.  
Gary also manages Otter Creek Organic Farm, a family farm with 240 
acres of crop and pasture which are used for production and 
demonstration of rotational grazing, composting,  organic crop 
research and production with corn, soybeans, small grains and forages.

Dr. Richard Holliday: Dr. Holliday graduated from the University of 
Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1959, and started a mixed 
veterinary practice in Missouri where he practiced for 25 years.  
Throughout his work, Dr. Holliday has been actively involved in 
Ecological Agriculture and Holistic Veterinary Medicine, and is board 
certified in animal acupuncture.  Since 1984, Dr. Holliday has been 
the Technical Services Veterinarian and Sales and Marketing Director 
for IMPRO Products, a company that produces holistic animal health 
products derived from colostrum milk.

For more information about this conference, send your name and address 
to the following e-mail address: lmccrory@together.net or you can call 
the NOFA office: 802-434-4122

Lisa McCrory
PO Box 1011
Wolcott, VT 05680
lmccrory@together.net