Monthly dairy webinar Feb. 7 to focus on the benefits of lung ultrasound in dairy calves

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The program will focus on the benefits of lung ultrasounds in dairy calves.

Dr. Theresa Ollivett, an associate professor in the Food Animal Production Medicine section at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UW-Madison, will lead the program.

Ollivett’s research is in promoting professional dairy industry’s awareness and understanding of lung ultrasound as a means of diagnosing and monitoring young calf health and measuring the varied impacts of interventions on dairy farms. Her presentation will outline her work using ultrasounds to determine lung health in calves and how it will improve performance during their productive life.

Producers, dairy consultants, and industry representatives can attend the webinar by registering at

There is no registration fee; however, registration must be done at least one hour prior to the program to receive the URL.

For more information, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist in your area: in Northwest Iowa, Fred M. Hall, 712-737-4230 or; in Northeast Iowa, Jennifer Bentley, 563-382-2949 or; in East Central Iowa, Larry Tranel, 563-583-6496 or; in Ames, Dr. Gail Carpenter, 515-294-9085 or

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