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How to Manage the Cow and Calf at Calving?
Originally printed in the June 2008 issue of the "Progressive Dairyman". Printed with permission in the Sept/Oct 2009 issue of the Organic Broadcaster, published by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service.
Over time I have become more appreciative of the influence of those great teachers from whom we have learned professional skills and correct principles. One such person for me was Dr. Wesley Crenshaw, an anatomy professor at the University of Missouri Veterinary School.
Richard J. Holliday received his DVM degree from University of Missouri in 1959 and conducted a private mixed practice in northwest Missouri for 25 years. For the last 17 years he has been employed as a Technical Services Veterinarian by IMPRO PRODUCTS, Inc., a company that produces and markets holistic animal health and nutrition products for dairy cattle. Dr. Holliday became certified as a Veterinary Acupuncturist in 1988 and was President of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society for a 2 year term from 1992 to 1994. Holliday has been actively involved in promoting organic agriculture and holistic veterinary medicine for over 35 years. He believes that his interest in these concepts began when he was 14 years old and read Louis Bromfield's books "Pleasant Valley" and "Malabar Farm". Richard and his wife Ruth have been married for 47 years and have 3 daughters and 14 grandchildren.Return to TOP