TRANSITION COW MANAGEMENT LAB
Perform animal health practices and activities as it relates to transition cows. This hands-on lab provides learners with firsthand exposure to the duties, responsibilities and management opportunities that are present on a dairy operation. Each lab will build upon the skills from the previous lab. In this third lab, the focus will be on transition cow care; six weeks prior to six weeks post calving. Students will have the opportunity to explore and analyze best management practices in transition cow feeds, nutrition, vaccinations, veterinary needs and housing options.
Prerequisites: 10-091-115 HEIFER CARE MANAGEMENT LAB and 10-091-101 ORIENTATION TO AGRICULTURE STUDIES. Condition: Accepted into the Dairy Science Associate Degree program, or with Dean approval.