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DROVERS/CATTLENETWORK AND BOVINE VETERINARIAN ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH "DOCTALK WITH DR. DAN THOMSON"
Source: Vance Publishing news release

Drovers/CattleNetwork and Bovine Veterinarian and Trinity Marketing announce a strategic partnership for the production and promotion of DocTalk with "Dan Thomson" a television program airing weekly on RFD-TV.

DocTalk is a half-hour program that examines a variety of issues from production to plate by host Dan Thomson, DVM, PhD of Kansas State University. Thomson, an internationally recognized expert and leader in beef cattle production and health management, is director of K-STATE's Beef Cattle Institute. He is also the former chair of the OIE Beef Cattle Production and Animal Welfare Committee, an international animal health group that develops beef cattle production and welfare standards worldwide. A K-State faculty member since 2004, Thomson teaches courses in cow/calf, stocker and feed yard production medicine welfare and nutrition.

If you farm, ranch, own a pet or want to know how your food is produced, you'll find something of interest on every single episode now airing on Drovers/ CattleNetwork and Bovine Veterinarian websites. Each week Dr. Dan Thomson and his guests will discuss important issues related to livestock welfare and management, including current animal agriculture research, ways to keep the food supply safe and companion animal health issues.

"I have spent my entire professional career in practice or in the education system working side by side with producers and veterinarians, learning from them and translating the best information to them about production animal practices and welfare" Dr Thomson said. "It brings a new level of excitement when you can combine the professionalism and credibility of Bovine Veterinarian, Drovers/Cattle Network and DocTalk-TV."

Guests will include nationally and internationally known veterinarians and animal scientists, including Kansas State University faculty members who conduct clinical research on ways to improve the health and well-being of all kinds of animals. "This new collaboration will expand our offering of industry information to our readers, growing our educational resources and enhancing reader experience" said Greg Henderson, editor of Drovers/ CattleNetwork.

"I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Dan Thomson for many years, and his astute assessments of the issues facing the livestock industry are well respected worldwide" said Geni Wren, editor of Bovine Veterinarian. "I am so excited that our readers will get direct access to this educational opportunity."

You can watch DocTalk with Dr. Thomson on RFDTv Sunday at 6:30 AM CT with repeat episodes airing on Monday at 3:30 PM CT and Tuesday at 1:30 AM CT. You can also watch all episodes on www.doctalktv.com.

About Drovers/Cattle Network and Bovine Veterinarian
Drovers/CattleNetwork is America's leading beef business marketing and information source, founded in 1873. Today, with a cutting-edge website and a popular print magazine, Drovers/CattleNetwork provides timely and useful business information and editorial leadership to stakeholders within the beef food system.

Drovers/CattleNetwork is a member of Vance Publishing Corporation's Agribusiness unit. Vance is a business-to-business media enterprise founded more than 75 years ago.

About Bovine Veterinarian
Bovine Veterinarian is the leading source of solutions for veterinarians, who devote a significant amount of their time to bovine practice. Bovine Veterinarian provides information on how to enhance animal production and management, client operations, and overall market performance while addressing social issues and consumer needs. With its cutting edge website and ever popular print magazine, Bovine Veterinarian provides a constant source of useful information for veterinarians serving Americas beef industry.


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