Digestion Disruption: How Proper Nutrition Can Help Lactating Cows and Youngstock


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CE Credits: 1.2 Scientific

Digestive upsets create a bad day for all involved. Learn the causes, prevention and treatment. Understand the problems from yeast and mold, and find out when direct-fed microbials and inoculants fit in. For youngstock, gain perspective on delayed and lengthened weaning practices and explore calf scours.


Scott Earnest, DVM
Dr Scott Earnest is a dairy veterinarian and consultant with Pro-Agtive Technologies. He holds a doctorate of veterinary medicine from UW Madison and a bachelor's degree from University of California Berkeley. Dr. Earnest has lived in Lodi, Wisconsin since 2014, although his family roots are in Maine. His professional interests include records analysis and management consulting, farm employee training and communication, protocol development and review, calf care and milk quality. Outside of work Dr. Earnest enjoys woodworking and time outdoors with his wife and their son, Carter.

Kathryn Elliott, MS
Kathryn Elliott is a Dairy Technical Support Specialist at ProAGtive Technologies. Her position includes working with dairy nutritionists and dairy producers to help them reach their on-farm goals through nutrition and management improvements. Prior to joining ProAGtive Technologies, she worked as a dairy nutritionist and management consultant for 5 years with dairy producers in Wisconsin. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Florida in Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology and Bachelor of Science degrees from University of Wisconsin Madison in Dairy Science and Biology. Kathryn lives in Madison, WI, with her husband and their adopted pets.

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