What’s All the Talk About Selective Dry Cow Therapy? Part 2
Continued from Part 1: The practice of using selective dry cow therapy (SDCT) to reduce antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance isn’t new. Dr. Joel Franks will review what SDCT involves, current SDCT research findings and what factors should be considered before implementing a SDCT program on-farm.
Joel Franks, DVM
Dr. Joel Franks is a 1991 graduate of The Ohio State University. He practiced large animal medicine exclusively with an emphasis on dairy during his 28 years in private practice. Through that experience, he developed an interest and focus on milk quality. Currently, Dr. Franks is employed by Zoetis as a Dairy Technical Service Veterinarian providing support and insight primarily, but not exclusively, to the eastern half of Wisconsin. Over the last 30 years as a veterinarian, Joel and his wife have been blessed with five children, three daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, and six grandchildren.