ANIML SCI 297DC - Dairy Calf Management

This course partners the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences with a local dairy farm to provide an animal-intensive learning experience. Small groups (2-4) of participating students working in shifts are expected to feed and care for dairy calves seven days per week under the direct supervision of the instructor. Students are also expected to meet weekly as a group to weigh, clean, and perform other management procedures that may be necessary. Additionally, students will be expected to review and discuss recent research in the area of neonatal management, nutrition, housing, well-being, and health of calves birth to weaning. Students must be committed & understand the responsibilities of this course. Students must have some dairy experience and transportation or access to transportation and must also complete UMass EH&S training within 2 weeks of class start date. Email mhuyler [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu with questions.

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