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Evaluation of an Interactive Workshop Designed to Teach Practical Welfare Techniques to Beef Cattle Caretakers and Decision Makers
Journal of Extension
  • Reneé Dewell, Iowa State University
  • Christy J. Hanthorn, Kansas State University
  • Jared A. Danielson, Iowa State University
  • Rebecca G. Burzette, Iowa State University
  • Johann F. Coetzee, Iowa State University
  • D. Dee Griffin, University of Nebraska
  • Alejandro Ramirez, Iowa State University
  • Grant A. Dewell, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
8-1-2015
Abstract

The purpose of the project was to evaluate the use of an interactive workshop designed to teach novel practical welfare techniques to beef cattle caretakers and decision makers. Following training, respondents reported being more likely to use or recommend use of local anesthesia for dehorning and castration and were more inclined to use meloxicam for pain management. Respondents also reported improvement in performing all skills taught in the workshop. These results suggest instructional techniques used to teach practical concepts/techniques relevant to beef cattle welfare led to improvements in both perceived competency and estimated likelihood that the material will be used.

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This article is from Journal of Extension 53 (2015): 4IAW8. Posted with permission.

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Journal of Extension
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en
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Citation Information
Reneé Dewell, Christy J. Hanthorn, Jared A. Danielson, Rebecca G. Burzette, et al.. "Evaluation of an Interactive Workshop Designed to Teach Practical Welfare Techniques to Beef Cattle Caretakers and Decision Makers" Journal of Extension Vol. 53 Iss. 4 (2015) p. 4IAW8
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alejandro_ramirez/23/