Event Detail

Join us for the next DCRC Webinar on September 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM Central (Chicago) time. Presented by Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann

Gustavo Schuenemann, Ohio State University professor and extension veterinarian, will present: "Transition cow management: Solutions for dry matter intake to enhance health, cyclicity and reproduction,”

This webinar will be presented in Spanish.

During the webinar, Schuenemann will focus on “people and management” to increase dry matter intake (DMI) and enhance reproduction by improving cow comfort to enhance cow eating behavior; and overcoming physical barriers (e.g., linear bunk space, stocking density, calving rate, milking robots) with practical solutions to improve feed availability within the reach of animals. Avoiding a drop in DMI during the transition period is key to controlling excessive body condition loss and metabolic diseases in early lactation. Ultimately, this enhances resumption of cyclicity postpartum and reproductive performance (improving pregnancy and reducing abortion).

Key learning objectives for this webinar include:
1. Be able to define cow comfort and eating behavior
2. Be able to identify opportunities to improve dry matter intake in transition dairy cows
3. Be able to identify the top three factors affecting DMI in dairy cattle

Schuenemann received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1998 from Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, UNICEN in Tandil, Argentina. After working in private practice in Argentina for three years, he completed his master’s and PhD degrees at the University of Tennessee in 2004 and 2008, respectively. His research focuses on transition dairy cow and personnel management. He has been teaching students and professionals, and conducting research in dairy cattle health and welfare, reproduction, nutrition and management since 2004.