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Improve the technical results on your (client's) farm

Dairy training

How do you take care of your calves, fertility, milking and all other management issues on your dairy farm? Or how do you see it as a vet? What could a farm manager do to improve the technical results at his farm, and how could a veterinarian help him or her? This year our brand-new dairy training will take place in November: a 5-day Dairy Training for veterinarians and managers of large-scale dairy farms. 

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Cooperation between GD Animal Health and Dairy Training Centre

We organise this training together with Dairy Training Centre. For over 40 years now DTC conducts international training programs, consultancy and capacity building alongside the implementation of training projects all over the world. Together, we can provide you with a perfect combination of theory and practice! The training will be conducted in English.

Date

The training takes place from 13 to 17 November in the Netherlands.

Target groups

Veterinarians and managers of large-scale dairy farms with 3+ years of experience on a 500+ dairy cow operation who aim at improving technical results on their – or their customers’ - dairy farm.

Program

Monday 13 November at GD Animal Health 
Lecturers: Jan Willem de Vries, Jan Muskens ECBHM DVM PhD, Linda van Wuyckhuise ECBHM DVM, Ryan van Egmond DVM 
10.00 AM  Welcome and introduction to GD Animal Health 
10.30 AM  Dairy calf health: General introduction
  • Colostrum management
  • Nutrition
  • Hygiene
  • Housing
12.00 PM  Lunch, company restaurant 
1.00 PM  Dairy calf health: Gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases
  • Risk factors, diagnosis and prevention 
2.00 PM  Infectious diseases: Control and monitoring freedom of OIE-list diseases 
3.00 PM  BREAK
3.30 PM  Dairy cow nutrition basics
  • Basic feed requirements and standard component 
5.00 PM  Back to the hotel in Deventer
 
Tuesday 14 November at GD Animal Health 
Lecturers: Jan Muskens ECBHM DVM PhD, Linda van Wuyckhuise ECBHM DVM, Ryan van Egmond DVM 
9.00 AM  Infectious diseases: Voluntary disease freedom programs for endemic diseases in the Netherlands
10.30 AM  BREAK
11.00 AM  Hypocalcaemia prevention and other minerals
  • The importance of Ca metabolism and other minerals  for a healthy cow after calving 
11.45 AM  Transition management
  • How to transform from dry cow to a successful fresh cow? 
12.30 PM  Lunch, company restaurant 
1.30 PM  Departure farm visit
2.00 PM  

Farm visit

  • Coached by two specialists you will learn how to evaluate the nutrition and management of cows and young stock by the use of different scoring lists.
5.00 PM  Back to the hotel in Deventer
 
Wednesday 15 November at GD Animal Health 
Lecturers: Jan Muskens ECBHM DVM PhD, Ryan van Egmond DVM , Hans Miltenburg BSc, Klaas Peperkamp DVM
9.00 AM 

Treatment of mastitis

Clinical mastitis treatment

  • In lactation
  • At dry off

Sub clinical mastitis treatment (high cell count)

  • In lactation
  • At dry off
9.45 AM  Antibiotic residues
  • What are the main reasons of bulk milk violation?
10.30 AM  BREAK
11.00 AM  Ruminant pathology
  • Post mortem examination. Interactive session with pathologist and calf health expert 
12.00 PM  Lunch, company restaurant 
1.00 PM 

Machine milking and udder health

  • Milk removal and milk ejection
  • Milking machine: design and operation
  • Conventional milking and udder health
  • Automatic milking and udder health
2.30 PM  BREAK
3.00 PM  Young stock nutrition
4.00 PM  SARA + practical cases
  • Sub-acute rumen acidosis: how to deal with it?
5.00 PM  To the hotel at Dairy Training Centre
 
Thursday 16 November at DTC 
Lecturers: Jonne Twerda and Auke 
Today the group will be split up in two groups
9.00 AM  Group 1: Udder Health
Group 2: Fertility and pregnancy diagnosis
12.00 PM  Lunch break
1.00 PM  Group 1: Fertility and pregnancy diagnosis
Group 2: Udder Health
4.30 PM  To the hotel at Dairy Training Centre 
 
Friday 17 November 
Lecturers: Piet, Ype and Harm
Today the group will be split up in two groups
9.00 AM  Group 1: Claw Health & Management
Group 2: Claw Health & Management
12.00 PM  Lunch break
1.00 PM  Milk robot and Automation - Milk machine advanced
3.00 PM  Closing ceremony and evaluation of the training
4.30 PM  To the Central Station of Leeuwarden 

Please find additional conditions regarding hotel, transport and billing here

Investment

€ 2.495,- including: tuition, course materials, hotel, breakfast, coffee/tea, lunch, and transport to GD/DTC and the hotel.

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The training takes place at our two locations:

GD Animal Health  Dairy Training Centre   Any questions about this training? 
Arnsbergstraat 7
7418 EZ Deventer
The Netherlands 
Boksumerdyk 11
9084 AA Goutum
The Netherlands
  Please feel free to contact us for more information!
GDacademy@gdanimalhealth.com
T. 0031 570-660344