This year the CFAVS Scanning day took place on the 25thof April at the University Farm. It was held in association with Vetsonic and Holstein UK and the 24 students attending were able to take part in 3 different activities running throughout the day. The students were divided into 3 groups and were rotated between the activities which consisted of: PD Scanning with Clare Walsh and Ray Rochester from Vetsonic, demonstrations of linear assessment in a dairy herd with Philip Oliver from Holstein UK, and farm walks discussing the general veterinary management of dairy herds with Maedee Burge Rogers who is a Farm Animal Junior Clinical Training Scholar at the vet school.
The day was a huge success with the students getting one to one guidance by the Vetsonic team catered to their level of experience and having the opportunity to try using different types of scanners. The talks by both Philip Oliver and Maedee Burge Rogers highlighted different aspects of dairy farm management which can lead to reduced herd productivity and increased disease incidence, focusing mainly on housing and dietary management and selecting for improved cow conformation.
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