Prevention & Treatment of Neonatal Calf Disease
It is essential that dairy farmers rear thriving healthy calves, as recent research has shown that disease in the first few weeks of life has ongoing impacts on the health and production of that calf well into the first few lactations.
This course will use a case based approach to provide you with the latest information on the critical steps to prevent disease in neonatal dairy calves and guide you through a logical approach to investigating and treating disease outbreaks.
This course is targeted at ANZCVS Dairy Medicine Membership candidates and practitioners wishing to update their skills.
Prior knowledge: Participants preferably should have some experience with dairy cattle and access to some large animal text books would be beneficial.
Image: MSUD in a neonatal calf.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Apply best practice colostrum management and how to investigate a program’s effectiveness on farm.
Perform a thorough and comprehensive clinical exam on a sick calf including ancillary diagnostic tests and prevention and treatment of pneumonia
Describe how to determine the appropriate fluid therapy required by a calf and how to administrate fluid therapy on farm
Know the major causes of abdominal and neurological disease in calves explain how to diagnose and treat them
1. Getting it right from the start
A comprehensive guide to best practice colostrum management and how to investigate a program’s effectiveness on farm. The unit will also briefly cover the management of the newborn calf.
2. The sick coughing calf
This module will cover clinical examination of the sick calf and prevention and treatment of pneumonia. It will also cover key elements of good calf housing.
3. Calf scours and fluid therapy
Calf scours is the major cause of disease in calves and correct fluid therapy is a major part of the treatment. This module will cover scour diagnostics, oral and IV fluid therapy and other ancillary treatments in scouring calves.
4. Abdominal bloat and neurological disease
Using a case study, this unit will work through the differential diagnoses for abdominal and neurological disease in calves. This module will also cover how to post mortem a calf and briefly touch on the importance of adequate nutrition.
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$289|
|Non-member / eMember||$578|