Dairy Herd Health

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About the course


Peter Down BVSc PhD DipECBHM

John Remnant BVSc CertAVP DipECBHM

Martin Green BVSc PhD DCHP DipECBHM

This innovative and novel four-day residential the course will cover key areas of dairy herd health (including reproduction, mastitis, lameness, youngstock disease). The core principles involved with the monitoring, investigation, and control of these conditions in dairy herds will be discussed in detail. Using case examples and workshops, this course will equip participants with the skills required to approach the herd health in dairy herds using an evidenced-based approach. There will also be a discussion on how to fit these herd health programmes into your busy daily practice schedule. Accommodation is offered for three nights

(Sunday-Tuesday) and all refreshments, lunches and evening meals are included. The course will commence on Sunday afternoon with an
informal introduction, followed by three days at the School, including visits to the Dairy Centre. Informal discussions over evening dinner will
contribute to the CPD hours of the course.

Topics to be covered:

  • Dairy herd reproduction
  •  Mastitis and milk hygiene
  • Lameness in dairy cows
  • Youngstock management
  • Learning objectives:
  • Provide a dairy herd health advisory service
  • Describe an appropriate dairy herd health the monitoring regime
  • Be familiar with using computer software to review and analyze dairy herd performance
  • Able to apply the principles of evidence-based medicine to dairy herd health

This course is suitable for participants with
some experience of working with dairy farms
and be looking to increase their confidence at
dealing with common “herd health” scenarios
and to become more involved in the health

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