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Steps to Reduce Disease in Newborn Calves Webinar December 12

Missed this webinar? Watch the recording here.

Lifelong health in a beef animal can start with early interventions to improve newborn calf health and prevent calf death. Ellen Crane, BCRC Extension Coordinator, will also demonstrate how to use the new BCRC website search tool, helping you find the information you’re looking for faster.

Registering on your smartphone? After you click ‘I am not a robot’, scroll up until you find the task to complete.

Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 pm MT

  • 6:00pm in BC
  • 7:00pm in AB
  • 8:00pm in SK and MB
  • 9:00pm in ON and QC
  • 10:00pm in NS, NB and PEI

Interested but aren’t available that evening?
This webinar will be recorded and posted online at a later date. All registrants will receive a link to the recording and additional learning resources. By attending the live broadcast, you’ll have the opportunity to interact and ask questions too.

Approximately 1 hour.

BCRC webinars are available and free of charge thanks to guest speakers who volunteer their time and expertise to support advancements in the Canadian beef industry, and through the Technology Transfer project funded by the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster.


Steve Hendrick DVM  – Veterinarian, Coaldale Veterinary Clinic

Steve was raised on a cow-calf and feedlot operation in south western Ontario.  He received both his DVM and Doctor of Veterinary Science degree in epidemiology from the Ontario Veterinary College. Steve worked as an Associate Professor at the WCVM in Saskatoon, SK for 9 years where he provided veterinary services to cow-calf, dairy and feedlot operations.  Beyond his clinical duties, Dr. Hendrick also lectured to the veterinary students and conducted research studies on a broad range of issues: Johne’s disease, trace minerals, distillers’ grains, Mycoplasma pneumonia and venereal diseases of cattle.

Steve currently works at the Coaldale Veterinary Clinic near Lethbridge, AB providing veterinary and consulting services to feedlot, cow-calf and dairy clients. Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family in the mountains, hiking, skiing and biking.

Ellen Crane, MSc

Ellen joined the BCRC team in October 2018 as Extension Coordinator. She graduated with a master’s of science in animal science at Dalhousie University. She is a graduate of the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program, and a 2018 Nuffield Scholar. Her family raises cattle on Prince Edward Island.

What is a webinar?

Webinars are just like attending a workshop or conference, but from the comfort of your own home or office. We bring the presentation right to you. They’re easy to join and participate in. A reliable, high-speed internet connection is required.

All you need to do is register beforehand, and about 5-10 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin, click the link you were provided when you registered. Then turn up your computer speakers or call the phone number provided. That’s it! Sit back and enjoy.

As a participant, you can anonymously answer polls and surveys, and will have the opportunity to ask questions near the end of the webinar.

You can find more beef research-related webinars hosted by other organizations on our events calendar.

Don’t have high-speed internet? Consider calling a neighbor that does and watch the webinar together, or call your regional ag office to ask whether arranging a group viewing is possible.

Visit our Webinars page to find other upcoming BCRC webinars and the recordings of our past sessions.

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