May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University Catalog

VCS 83903 - Cattle Production Medicine


Credit Hours: 1.50.  “Production medicine” is an important part of modern bovine veterinary practice. This course will demonstrate this role of production medicine in bovine practice and the potential value to the producer and veterinarian. Topics discussed during the class will include cattle nutrition (including exposure to ration balancing programs), calf nutrition and management, records analysis including the use of computer programs, mastitis and milk quality measurements, economics, and animal welfare evaluations exposure to different facets of the beef industry (cow/calf, stocker, feedlot) and the differences in management in those systems, genomics, and immunology/vaccinology. Additionally, students will be exposed to team troubleshooting and performing farm evaluations. Outside speakers may be used as content experts. Credits: 1.50