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VDPAM 484: Dairy Production Medicine

(15-20) Cr. 2. F.SS.

Prereq: VDPAM 310; fourth year classification in veterinary medicine
Two week course in dairy production medicine combining class time with multiple on-farm visits to learn various management aspects (DHIA, DC305 & PC Dart record analysis, calf rearing through lactating cows, reproduction programs, udder health and milk quality, biosecurity, welfare, nutrition and cow comfort) for a wide variety of dairy operations. Students will learn the latest in dairy management by reviewing current topic articles and gain experience in farm evaluation through a group project. Fifteen hours recitation/discussion and 20 hours clinical experience per week. Biosecurity: All students must follow current College policies regarding animal contact following foreign travel.