The Wheels of Fortune; Calves, Components and the Transition Cow


Dr. Jesse Goff, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Fisher Auditorium

OARDC Campus
680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, Ohio 44691​

Proposed Schedule

9:00-9:55 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit with Exhibitors

9:55-10:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks - Shaun Wellert, D.V.M./KVVMA Co-President

10:00-10:45 AM Featured Speaker - Dr. Jesse Goff, Practical approaches to hypocalcemia prevention.

10:45-11:15 AM Break & Visit Exhibits

11:15-12:00 PM Featured Speaker - Dr. Jesse Goff, Immune suppression in the transition cow.  why fresh cows get metritis, retained placenta and mastitis.

12:00-1:30 PM Lunch (provided) & Visit Exhibits

1:30-2:15 PM Speaker - Dianne Shoemaker, Value of components and milk prices.

2:15-2:45 PM Break & Visit Exhibits

2:45-3:30 PM Featured Speaker – Dr. Jesse Goff, Three forms of diarrhea your calves can get and how oral rehydration works.

Questions and Answers

3:30 PM Door Prizes (must be present to win)


Reminder - reservations for lunch are due by Wednesday, February 5th.

About the Trade Show

In past years, the trade show featured booths and presentations by more than 70 exhibitors and we expect similar numbers this year.  The conference was attended by over 300 dairy producers, specialists, and service providers.

About the Speaker

Dr. Jesse Goff, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • M.S. in Physiology, Iowa State University
  • PhD, USDA National Animal Disease Center
  • Professor Emeritus, 2019

Current role:

Dr Goff is now retired, but previously he checked chickens for salmonella, was a Federal Employee for animal disease, was head of R & D doing research and nutrition consulting, then taught on Physiology and Nutrition and did research.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Dairy
  • Nutrient Requirement in Cattle
  • Mineral Tolerance of Animals
  • Developed Soychlor and oral Ca suplements for fresh cows
  • Immune stimulants

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