Hour 1: Two classmates and I carpool to a 10,000-cow dairy, arriving at 8 am to catch the vet as he comes out of a monthly meeting with the herdsmen. The vet is eager to begin work, so he passes out skeins of rectal sleeves, pulls on the ultrasound goggles, and opens the door to […]
Every once in a while you get the opportunity to get out and do something that you haven’t done before. Since starting work at the lab last week, I’ve sat in the building and learned about various lab tests and procedures each day. Today marked my first day to get out and do some field […]
Fresh Milk, Anyone?
I have been taking a lot of classes about dairy medicine and dairy production during my time here at Cornell. I also took a lot of dairy-centered classes during my undergraduate years in Vermont. While I had some farming background from my childhood, my understanding of dairy production medicine did start on quite the incline. […]