Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY is offering a seven-week Transition Cow Management online course April 2 through May 18, 2018. The course targets dairy business on-farm personnel who are seeking to increase their knowledge of transition cow management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in transition cow management. Register online at prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/events/online-courses/transition-cow-mgmt. Cost is $265.00 per person. Registration opens Feb 1, 2018. Register before March 19 and receive a $25 early bird discount.
- nutritional strategies for transition cows,
- fresh cow health management,
- metabolic disease,
- non-nutritional management and
- monitoring health.
Presentations for each topic are prerecorded and are accessible at the participant’s convenience. A live Q&A session with a presenter will be held weekly via webinar. Corresponding assignments are due each week. The course is offered through Moodle, an easy-to-use online interface, through your personal computer. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from PRO-DAIRY.
- Tom Overton, PhD, Professor, Dairy Management, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University.
- Blake Nguyen, DVM, Lecturer, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Jessica McArt, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Lindsay Ferlito, MS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Management Specialist.
- Soon Hon Cheong, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Rob Lynch, DVM, Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist, Cornell PRO-DAIRY.
- Julio Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dairy Cattle Biology and Management, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University.
- Vinicius Machado, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, Department of Veterinary Medicine.