Colostrum Management in Dairy Calves: A Value Proposition for Your Practice


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CE Credits: 2.4 Scientific

Colostrum management remains a cornerstone of any successful youngstock program, impacting both short- and long-term outcomes of importance to the animal and your clients. While tremendous improvements have been realized in the last 15 years, most of your producers still have room for improvement. This webinar will review the key elements of a successful colostrum rearing program, emphasizing new advances that can be practically implemented on farms. We will also discuss various practice-building opportunities that come with consulting and monitoring colostrum management programs. Please bring your ideas and successful models for providing service in this important management area to share with the group.


Sandra Godden, DVM, DVSc
Dr. Sandra Godden is a 1993 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. After working for two years as an associate veterinarian in mixed practice in Eastern Ontario, she returned to Guelph to complete a DVSc degree specializing in dairy production medicine. From 1998 to present she has been a member of the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota where she is involved with professional student teaching, applied research and outreach activities in dairy production medicine. Dr. Godden is a past President of the National Mastitis Council and is the current President of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Her major academic interests currently include applied research in mastitis control, colostrum and calf health management.

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