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MN Dairy Health Conference-Online
Thursday, August 06, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
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Webinar #3: Research Updates from the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University Faculty

Let's Move Our Cheese – Thriving in the Twenties
Marin Bozic
Presenter: Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota
Dr. Bozic will provide an update on dairy markets and policy. In addition to short term market dynamics, we will evaluate changes dairyman should anticipate in the near future, and how they, and their cooperatives, can best prepare to succeed in the new market environment. 

Training the Next Generation of Rural Vets
Tim Goldsmith
Presenter: Tim Goldsmith, University of Minnesota
Tim will discuss the CVM food animal curriculum, including the coming 2+2 program with South Dakota

How to Manage the Change to RFID
Joe Armstrong
Presenter: Joe Armstrong, University of Minnesota
Attendees can expect to learn: How to manage conversations with your producers; what benefit can RFID technology have for producers; how I see RFID technology being incorporated into the current practice model

Are High Ketones Always Bad?
Luciano Caixeta
Presenter: Luciano Caixeta, University of Minnesota
Attendees will learn about the results of a large observational trial carried out in 5 farms in Minnesota. Dr. Caixeta aims to present his views regarding the current recommendation of administering ketosis treatment to every cow that has elevated urine or blood ketone in early lactation.

Next Steps in Lameness
Gerard Cramer
Presenter: Gerard Cramer, University of Minnesota
Get a brief update on the latest research related to dairy cow lameness. 

Update on Analgesic Research for Mitigation of Lameness Pain
Pat Gorden
Presenter: Pat Gorden, Iowa State University
There are no approved analgesics to control lameness-associated pain and many challenges to conducting research on this topic. This talk will give an update of findings from ongoing research to improve our ability to mitigate lameness pain. 

Pair Housing of Dairy Calves: Advantages Over Individual Housing and Insights into Successful Implementation
Whitney Knauer
Presenter: Whitney Knauer, University of Minnesota
This talk will highlight new research in pair housing, focusing on advantages of pair over individual housing as well as delving into what is currently understood about implementing this social housing strategy in hutch and/or barn housed pre-weaned calves. 

Selective Dry Cow Therapy: The Time is Right!
Erin Royster
Presenter: Erin Royster, University of Minnesota
We now have sufficient evidence to support implementation of Selective Dry Cow Therapy on US dairy farms. However, when, whether and how to implement SDCT will vary depending on many farm factors. Veterinarians can play a key role in these decisions and the UMN CVM dairy team is working on educational materials to support veterinarians and producers through the decision making process.

Bedding Management and Udder Health: How to Get Better Results out of Recycled Manure Solids and Sand Bedding
Sandra Godden
Presenter: Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota
While the ‘average’ manure solids herd experiences worse udder health than the ‘average’ sand bedded herd, some individual herds using either material have discovered secrets to improving bedding hygiene and udder health. We’ll update you on research investigating the efficacy of adopting different processing or management techniques for these bedding materials. 

Panel Questions and Discussion with Faculty
Moderator: Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota