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Join the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) for its next one-hour RACE

(Registry of Approved Continuing Education) approved webinar set for:

June 13, at 2:00 p.m. Central time

Brian Miller, a veterinarian with Merck Animal Health, will focus on management practices to help ensure more calves are successfully immunized. Many producers assume that if they vaccinate animals against a particular disease, that they are fully protected following vaccination. However, there are several factors that influence whether an animal has the ability to respond to the vaccine, as well as the level of protection afforded from vaccination. This presentation will focus on management practices that optimize immune responses in newborn calves before, at and following calving. Included will be a discussion on scour vaccines administered to late-gestation replacement heifers and dry cows, and intranasal vaccines administered to newborn calves.

About Brian Miller
Born and raised on a dairy farm near Beloit, Wis., Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois. He was a dairy practitioner in Wisconsin for more than 20 years and was an owner/partner in an eight-person mixed animal practice located in Whitewater, Wis. Miller began his industry career as a dairy technical services veterinarian in 2006 and has held positions with Fort Dodge Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Merck Animal Health. He currently provides technical support and consultative services to dairy producers, calf ranches and veterinary practices located in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. His primary areas of interest include calf health, dairy production medicine, bovine viral diarrhea virus, hypocalcemia and mastitis control and prevention.