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Veterinary epidemiology: Epidemiologic support and teaching

Support in study design, data collection, data analysis and reporting for businesses and organisations (NGOs) working in livestock production. 

 

 

Activities

COW BEHAVIOR IN AUTOMATEC MILKING SYSTEMS

Contractor: Vetvice

Areas:  Dairy production

Direct beneficiaries: Advisors in dairy production and dairy farmers

 

Duration of activity:  Since 2012

 

Analysis and reporting of data on cow behavior in automated milking systems. When two such systems are placed, the positions of the boxes may be head-tail or tail-tail. For the cow, entering any of the boxes in the head-tail combination is equal. However entering a box when positioned tail-tail, the cow will have to approach the box differently. Does this have an effect on waiting times, voluntary milking intervals and possibly milk production?

 

Additional projects with Vetvice are on:

  • Feed-first systems

  • Calf rearing

 

 

 

 

GUEST DOCENT AT THE CAH-VILENTUM, ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS

Contractor: CAH-Vilentum

Areas:  Teaching

Direct beneficiaries:  Second years students

 

Duration of activity:  2011-2016

 

For 2nd-years students, a module on disease modelling is taught.

 

In this module principles of transmission of infections are highlighted, using the compartment model (SIR). 

 

Students are asked to apply the materials taught through developing posters on infectious diseases as a means to communicate with the general public.

 

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