Sept. 15 2020 06:45 PM

The foremost conference on hoof health postpones one year

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The 21st International Symposium and 13th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants, the leading biennial global event focused on improving hoof health, originally scheduled for August 2021, has been rescheduled. The event will now take place Aug. 1 - 5, 2022 in Bloomington, Minn. USA.

The Lameness in Ruminants conference draws an audience of researchers, veterinarians, dairy producers, hoof trimmers, students and industry representatives from around the world. In 2022, the group will gather under the theme Embracing Excellence in Mobility and Wellbeing. The five-day conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the most current research and practices that help to enhance large and small ruminant hoof health. Additionally, attendees can gain supplemental education and knowledge through pre- and post-conference workshops.

“Although planning for the conference is well underway, the planning committee felt that it was best to postpone the Lameness in Ruminants Conference until 2022,” says Gerard Cramer, conference committee member from the University of Minnesota. “Due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, many presenters from around the globe have experienced disruptions in their work and research. By postponing the conference, we can still provide our attendees with the highest quality of information and an event experience that they have come to expect. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2022.”

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