Event Calendar
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
MN Dairy Health Conference-Online
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Events

2021 MN Dairy Health Conference Webinar Series

Mastitis Treatment Best Practices
During this interactive webinar you will develop skills that assist you in helping your clients make better decisions, use less antibiotics, save money, and promote a positive image of the dairy industry. A key component of making better decisions is having the right information – ideally a pathogen diagnosis for every case, and high quality, accessible cow records. You will discuss how to obtain information, interpret what it means, and how to do the best you can with what you’ve got. Topics will include treatment protocol design, antibiotic selection for pathogen-based and blanket treatment, treatment duration, treatment failure and alternative management strategies for cows that don’t get antibiotics. We will also touch on selective dry cow therapy as the next frontier in antibiotic stewardship.
Attendees will select one of the following working groups and submit a draft protocol to work through with the group:
1) Pathogen-based treatment of mild/moderate clinical mastitis
2) Blanket treatment of mild/moderate clinical mastitis
3) Selective dry cow therapy

In addition, each group will work through a series of case scenarios, thinking about how their protocols would be applied or adapted to fit the scenario. Working groups will submit a list of key take-aways or important considerations on protocol design, to be shared later with the entire group.

Jim Bennett, DVM, Northern Valley Dairy Production Medicine Center
Erin Royster, DVM, MS, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota 
Craig Walter, BS, Valley Agricultural Software
Dana Allen-Tully, PhD, Gar-Lin Dairy Farms, Inc.

Click here for more details and to register!