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.
COW BEHAVIOR IN AUTOMATEC MILKING SYSTEMS
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:
GUEST DOCENT AT THE CAH-VILENTUM, ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS
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.