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Caine Veterinary Teaching Center
1020 E. Homedale Rd.
Caldwell, ID 83607
Ph: 208.454.8657
Fax: 208.454.8659


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Caine Veterinary Teaching Center
 

Service - Outreach - Extension

Caine Center faculty members also have responsibility for outreach activities, although none of them have official Extension Service appointments. These activities are carried out through daily/regular interaction and consultation with livestock producers, commodity groups, veterinarians, UI Extension specialists, and others on a variety of topics including: production medicine, disease control or prevention, and reproductive problems. Several faculty members contribute material on a regular basis to lay publications and industry newsletters, and many are active in their state and national professional associations.

Much of the scope of our commitment to serve Idaho agriculture has broad implications which relate to human health, food safety, and the environment. The Caine Center is highly visible and has benefited many producers and practicing veterinarians through comprehensive diagnostic services, disease investigations, and clinical studies provided on a fee-for-service basis and in conjunction with the teaching program. The Caine Center also maintains a close relationship with local practitioners and a referral policy helps to foster this relationship.

The Caine Center faculty interacts with veterinarians and other animal health professionals, including federal and state agencies, drug companies, and other university faculty, as well as extension specialists and county faculty on livestock problems and field trials. This cooperative mode saves the lives of innumerable animals, and helps producers become more productive and profitable.

The Center provides continuing education and extension outreach programs for both veterinarians and animal owners, including:

  • Calf scours seminars
  • 4-H tours, school career days
  • Sheep care workshops
  • Johne's disease education program
  • Demonstration of handling difficult-birth deliveries
  • Tracheotomy training for emergency medical technicians (EMT's)
  • Factors Affecting Reproductive Performance and Pregnancy Loss
  • United States Department of Agriculture National Animal Identification System

 
 
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