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NMC Webinar to Feature Selective Dry Cow Therapy
Michigan Ag Connection - 03/31/2023

Join the National Mastitis Council (NMC) for its next webinar – “Selective Dry Cow Therapy: Does it Make ‘Cents’ for Your Dairy Operation?” – on April 25, presented by Daryl Nydam, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The free, one-hour webinar starts at 2 p.m. Central time (USA/Canada).

For decades, dairy producers have used blanket dry cow therapy, where every quarter of every cow was treated with antibiotics at dry-off. While this strategy may be viewed as a proactive practice, it can also be viewed as overuse of antibiotics. As dairy operations improve udder health and milk quality, it’s time to consider selective dry cow therapy (SDCT). Learn what factors to consider when evaluating SDCT – at the herd level and cow level.

Nydam earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of New York at Geneseo and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and PhD in epidemiology from Cornell University. Currently, he serves as a professor of dairy health and production in Cornell University’s department of population medicine and diagnostic sciences and director of Quality Milk Production Services. Nydam leads the Advancing One Health working group as the David Drinkwater faculty director. His research interests are at the intersection of production animal agriculture and public health at the population level, with an emphasis on dairy cattle. His ongoing research projects include milk quality, transition cow health and performance, and calf infectious diseases – particularly zoonoses.

To register for this webinar, go to: and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, registrants will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate. If you are an NMC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar recording after May 10 at:

NMC applied for one Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credit, which helps veterinarians fulfill continuing education requirements. For further information about NMC’s RACE offerings, contact JoDee Sattler at:

NMC is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world. For more information, go to:

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