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Drying off Cows Workshop – SC – Kureelpa
November 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Global concerns about the rise of antimicrobial resistance and increased processor sensitivity to antibiotice residues in milk are putting pressure on the routine use of antibiotic dry cow therapy. In addition, few novel antibiotic molecules are being developed, hence the need to preserve the efficacy of current antibiotics to ensure that they remain effective and available for use in animal production systems.
This workshop discusses approaches to drying off cows including
• opportunities and risks in the dry period
• dry cow length
• blanket dry cow therapy vs selective dry cow therapy
• batch drying off
• administration of dry cow therapy and internal teat sealants
• herd recording and preg testing
Dr Carl Hockey, Vet, will be delivering our workshop with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss all aspects of the drying off process.