Event has been postponed.

There has been an important update regarding the “Convening for Consensus: Exploring Policy, Economics, Welfare, and Research in Lameness Across Species” event that was planned for June 11-12 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Due to schedule conflicts and the nature of time away from the office during summer, our planning team has made the decision to postpone this inaugural roundtable discussion

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility regarding this change. This conversation remains a critical opportunity for animal agriculture leaders to gather and explore the current research and knowledge regarding the causes, prevention methods, and treatment of bone health and lameness diseases across food-animal species.

We look forward to your participation and to the significant contributions that will emerge from our collective efforts. The revised details and agenda will be shared soon.

Thank you for your continued commitment to advancing animal agriculture.


The National Institute for Animal Agriculture

The Lameness Across Species roundtable is hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s Animal Disease Issues & Emergency Management Council, and was planned by:

  • Lucas Pantaleon, NIAA Council Co-Chair
  • Adnan Alrubaye, University of Arkansas
  • Kaitlyn Briggs, Dairy Management, Inc.
  • Doug Ensley, Boehringer-Ingelheim

  • Share interdisciplinary knowledge, fostering greater awareness and understanding of bone health and lameness diseases across multiple species.
  • Gain a better understanding of causes, prevention, and treatment strategies.
  • Identify research gaps and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Provide insights and guidance on organizational policies related to animal welfare and food system economics affected by lameness.
  • Develop a comprehensive white paper summarizing the roundtable discussions.
  • Plan future work to address bone health and lameness in a more interdisciplinary manner, with the aim of establishing an annual convening.


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