VET40170 Nutrition&Production Diseases

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module will provide participants with the latest information on dairy cow nutrient requirements, the major metabolic and production diseases that are related to nutritional status and infectious and non-infectious causes of lameness in dairy herds. The module will integrate particular aspects of nutritional status with dairy herd fertility, dairy herd lameness and other general health issues. Both long-term and short-term control strategies for the relevant metabolic and production diseases and lameness will be dealt with. However, the main thesis of the control strategies will be one of prevention. Participants will be expected to engage in cost benefit analysis when comparing control strategies and evaluating the economic impact of particular conditions on the dairy enterprise. A set of herd monitoring criteria will be delivered for the most important aspects of nutritional status that relate to dairy herd health. Both the herd monitoring strategy and the cost benefit components will be based heavily on recent publications by the UCD Dairy Herd Health Group.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an up to date knowledge of how nutritional status relates to metabolic and production diseases in dairy herds 2. Apply tools for the monitoring of nutritional status and lameness in dairy herds 3. Formulate short-term and long-term control strategies for metabolic and production diseases and lameness in dairy herds 4. Evaluate the cost benefit issues surrounding control strategies for metabolic and production diseases and lameness in dairy herds 5. Integrate aspects of dairy herd nutritional status with fertility, lameness and general health 6. Demonstrate an up to date knowledge of infectious and non-infectious causes of lameness in dairy herds 7. Construct a farm visit report of an investigation into a nutritional or lameness problem or a monitoring exercise for nutritional status or lameness

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Name Role
Ms Carla Coll Tutor
Mr John Donlon Tutor
Mr Finnian Logan Tutor
Assoc Professor Conor McAloon Tutor
Mr Michael McDonald Tutor
Dr Luke O'Grady Tutor
Miss Vicki Rhodes Tutor
Eilidh Thomson Tutor
Mr Niall Walsh Tutor
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