Come to Battle Creek this fall to learn about large animal handling and investigations! Dr. Karen Waite, a respected equine specialist with Michigan State University Extension and MSU faculty member, will lead a panel of large animal experts in a unique daylong workshop on cruelty investigation and handling of horses, dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. This special course is ideal for animal control officers and animal cruelty investigators, and is designed to provide a solid basis in animal husbandry along with investigation information in a small group (20) setting.
The course will be taught half in the classroom, half on local farms! Learn about safe handling and investigations involving these types of animals in an action-packed full-day session from MSUE’s Dr. Waite, Kevin Gould, Tom Guthrie, Michael Metzger, and large animal veterinarian Dr. Judith Marteniuk. This course has been approved by the MDARD-Animal Industry Division for Michigan Animal Control Officer training hours.
The workshop is part of Day 2 of the Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference, October 19-20, 2015 at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan. Visit this site in the days ahead for information on our fabulous line-up of speakers and sessions: 44 in all! Online registration opens in August and brochures will be mailed statewide then too. REGISTER EARLY if you want one of only 20 spots in the large animal daylong workshop. Remember that the conference SOLD OUT last year, so don’t miss registering when August arrives. The conference is co-hosted by MPAW and the Michigan Association of Animal Control Officers. We WELCOME our colleagues from across the Great Lakes region–come on over, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Canada, and beyond!