Troubleshooting Herd Health Issues on Your Dairy

PRO-DAIRY

Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists
and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

EPISODE 8

Mastitis Part 1
Dr. Matthias Wieland DVM, PhD, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and Rob Lynch, DVM, PRO-DAIRY, Cornell University, discuss different techniques to accurately troubleshoot mastitis issues.

Previous Episodes
SERIES INTRODUCTION
Dr. Rob Lynch, PRO-DAIRY Herd Health and Dairy Management Specialist, and Betsy Hicks, Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialist, describe the importance of managing dairy cows to optimize herd health.

EPISODE 1
Pre-Weaned Calves (Part 1)
In this episode, CCE Regional Dairy Specialists Alycia Drwencke and Margaret Quaassdorff discuss trouble shooting herd health issues surrounding pre-weaned calf health. This episode will troubleshoot topics that include scours, growth rate, respiratory disease, and facility management.

EPISODE 2
Pre-Weaned Calves (Part 2)
In this episode, CCE Regional Dairy Specialists Margaret Quaassdorff and Alycia Drwencke will continue to discuss trouble shooting herd health issues surrounding pre-weaned calf health. This episode will troubleshoot topics that include grouping, using automatic feeders, disbudding, and weaning.

EPISODE 3                                                                                                                Weaning Transition
CCE Dairy Specialists Betsy Hicks, Margaret Quaassdorff and Melanie Palmer focus on troubleshooting issues through weaning transition for calves in this episode. Factors discussed include housing and facilities as well as social and behavioral factors. Nutrition through the transition as well as management of the calves and facilities are also focused on as areas to troubleshoot.

EPISODE 4
Post Weaned Heifers – Disease and Growth Issues
In this episode Rob Lynch, DVM, Herd Health and Management Specialist, Cornell PRO-DAIRY, and Dave Balbian, Regional Dairy Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Central New York, discuss how to troubleshoot disease and growth issues that impact post weaned heifers.

EPISODE 5
Heifers – Reproduction
In this episode, Dr. Julio Giordano, DVM, PhD, Faculty Cornell University, describes how to identify problems that impact heifer reproductive performance.

EPISODE 6
Calving
In this episode, CCE Dairy Specialists Casey Havekes and Margaret Quaassdorff, discuss challenges during calving. Margaret describes the stages of normal calving, as well as when to intervene, and Casey discusses the impact a difficult calving may have on the newborn calf. Management strategies that can help the dam and the calf following a difficult calving are also shared during this episode.

EPISODE 7
Transition Cow Issues
In this episode, CCE Dairy Specialists Casey Havekes and Margaret Quaassdorff, discuss how to trouble shoot transition cow problems.

 





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