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DPM VII Modules / Schedule

Schedule for the Dairy Production Medicine VII Certificate Program including core modules and elective modules.

CORE MODULES

- Participation in all core modules is required to successfully complete the DPM VII Certificate Program. (Exceptions can be made for extenuating circumstances.)

- Individuals who are not enrolled in the certificate program may register for core modules, space permitting.

ModuleDatesTopics
Core 1 Oct. 22-24, 2015 On Farm Problem-Solving, Leadership, and Pre-Weaned Calf Health.
Core 2 Dec. 3-5, 2015 Understanding Forages, Feed Analysis and Feeding the Rumen; Ration software.
Core 3 May 19-21, 2016

Mastitis and Milk Quality - Udder Health I.

Core 4 Jul. 28-30, 2016 Approaches to Transition and Lactation Diets, Troubleshooting Rations and Feeding Programs; Dietary Evaluations.
Core 5 Mar. 16-18, 2017 Lameness, Animal Well-Being, Cow Comfort and Evaluation of the Housing Environment.
Core 6 Oct. 12-14, 2017 Reproductive Strategies, Synchronization Systems; Records Analysis, and Culling Decisions.

Core 7

July 26-28, 2018

Successful Implementation of Herd Health Programs, Emerging Animal Well-being Issues, Healthy Herds are Smart Money Decisions.

Every effort will be made to hold the modules on the dates indicated, but  changes in the schedule may occur due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

ELECTIVE MODULES

- Participation in a minimum of 3 elective modules is required to successfully complete the DPM VII Certificate Program

- Individuals who are not enrolled in the certificate program may register for elective modules, space permitting.

ModuleDatesTopics
Elective A Mar. 17-19, 2016 CANCELLED
Elective B Oct. 13-15, 2016 Evaluation of Milking Equipment, Milkers, & Milking Procedures/Performance. Troubleshooting Milk Quality and System Cleaning Problems.
Elective D Dec. 1-3, 2016 Neonatal Calf Feeding, Development & Health; Heifer Feeding Programs and Their Evaluation.
Elective F Jul. 27-29, 2017 Immunology, Vaccine Strategies, On-Farm Clinical Trials/Epidemiology and Genetics.
Elective E Nov. 30- Dec. 2, 2017 Advanced Reproductive Techniques, Evaluating Reproductive Performance, Animal Environments for All Seasons.
Elective G Mar. 15-17, 2018 Mixed Large Animal Health and Nutrition Programs, On-Farm Food Safety, Raw Milk, and Meat Quality.
Elective C May 17-19, 2018 Effective Use of Pastures and Grazing, (Including Beef and Small Ruminants), Improved Parasite Control Strategies.

Every effort will be made to hold the modules on the dates indicated, but  changes in the schedule may occur due to unforeseen circumstances.