'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.
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
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call
the NOFA office: 802-434-4122
PO Box 1011
Wolcott, VT 05680