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The Dairy NZ lameness calculator – Katie Saunders

Katie Saunders, previously worked with Dairy NZ, shared an overview of how the lameness calculator functions. The cost of lameness is beyond the inital drop in milk production. Katie shares how lameness the short term pain relief NZARN members a copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking for

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Animal Welfare and Nutrition – serving up the fifth domain. Mandi McLeod

Mandi McLeod is an international consultant on animal welfare in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Mandi holds international certification from the Professional Animal Audit Certification Organisation (PAACO), and is a Cow Signals® Master, and is trained in animal sentience for expert witness testimony. Mandi has been involved with the expert review panel for

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Silage Fermentation, Trish Lewis

Trish is a consultant nutritionist based in Auckland, New Zealand. With an Honours degree in Agriculture from Nottingham University in UK and gained many years’ experience working in the UK dairy and animal feed industries before immigrating to New Zealand in 1997. After working as a nutritionist for Nutritech for 4 years and as a

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The Real Cost of Inflammation. Dr. Megan Abeyta

Dr Megan Abeyta recently completed her PhD under the supervision of Lance Baumgard focused on the impact of inflammation. To set the scene, Dr. Abeyta outlines the importance of the GIT in every animal. With 70% of the immune system located in the GIT, any damage to the protection barrier throughout the track can lead

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Energy Prediction from Feed Supplements. Dr. Bill Weiss

Dr. Bill Weiss is a Professor emeritus of dairy cattle nutrition at The Ohio State University. He worked extensively in the areas of minerals and vitamins on cow health, forage, feed evaluation and methods to incorporate variability into ration formulation for dairy cattle. Dr. Weiss has published more than 140 journal articles and 450 proceedings

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A Case Study on Farm. Dr. Laura Pattie

Laura has joined PGG Wrightson after a 10-year career as a farm vet. Her passion is all things animal nutrition. During her veterinary career Laura has seen how good nutrition translates into great production, reproduction and animal health outcomes. Laura is a firm believer in setting good foundations of nutrition and building from this base

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