NADeFA Announces 2016 Veterinary Education Program for Tulsa Conference

The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) is proud to announce its Veterinary Educational Program schedule for the 2016 NADeFA Conference in Tulsa, Okla. on March 16-19, 2016. The NADeFA Veterinary Education Program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medicine, and will provide eight credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for licensed veterinarians.

The featured seminars for the 2016 NADeFA Veterinary Education Program will include: Chemical Immobilization by Dr. Clifford Shipley, EHD by Dr. Lee Consteadt, Reproductive Techniques by Dr. Clifford Shipley, Medicine and Surgery by Dr. Douglas Wagner, Nutrition by Dr. Clifford Shipley, and Neonatal/Fawn Care by Dr. Douglas Wagner. Attendees will receive a certificate from the Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medicine for their participation.

“Veterinarians are required to take continuing education courses every year, and we’re excited to incorporate these board-approved credit hours as part of our premier educational opportunities at this year’s conference,” says NADeFA Executive Director Shawn Schafer. “Our NADeFA Conference has always been North America’s premier event for education, products, services and networking for the men and women in the cervid industry, and this year’s Veterinary Education Program demonstrates once again the association’s commitment to higher education and excellence within the industry.”

For decades, the NADeFA Conference has led the industry in comprehensive educational programs. NADeFA routinely features informative presentations by university researchers and industry experts from the United States and Canada provide up-to-date information on such topics as disease testing and prevention, animal nutrition, genetics, tranquilization, and more.

The 2016 NADeFA Conference will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in downtown Tulsa, Okla. The annual event will welcome deer farmers and industry experts from throughout North America, and host exciting fund-raising auctions, educational seminars and venison competition. The event is also host to informational deer farming seminars and round table discussions, venison contest, antler contest, photo contest, youth activities, culinary cooking competition and much more.

Founded in 1983, the North American Deer Farmers Association is dedicated to the promotion of deer farming and ranching as an agricultural pursuit and serves its members through its educational programs and publications and by providing leadership in setting and maintaining quality standards. NADeFA represents the deer farming industry at all levels of government, and works closely with livestock producers and other organizations to promote ethical standards of conduct and husbandry in deer farming and to actively market standards for deer and deer products. NADeFA representatives are also available to media for expert testimony and information about deer farming and animal health issues, such as Chronic Wasting Disease, EHD and other topics.

For more information about NADeFA and membership, call 330.454.3944 or visit

Since 1983, the North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) has worked to establish and promote deer farming as an agricultural pursuit and to facilitate education on breeding, handling and deer farm management. For more information on the North American Deer Farmers Association, call 330.454.3944 or visit