ITHACA, N.Y. — PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension have launched a new podcast series: Troubleshooting Herd Health Issues. Episodes will be released weekly and discuss specific areas to look at when experiencing issues in different life stages of the dairy cow, including preweaned calves, transition through weaning, heifer phase, calving pen issues, metabolic disorders of the transition cow, specific fresh cow issues, lactating cow issues from mastitis, issues with reproduction, production, feeding behavior and facilities, hoof health and lameness, and problems during the dry period.
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 troubleshooting 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) will be released on December 7.
–PRO-DAIRY and Cornell Cooperative Extension