Animal Care Training Resources

Resources and aids for dairy farm labor on-farm training and continuing education

Calf Care

Calf Transportation | VIDEO

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
English | Spanish

Calf Scours Susceptibility

Alltech ® On-Farm Support
English & Spanish

Calf-Feeding Equipment Sanitation Protocol

Alltech ® On-Farm Support
English & Spanish

American Association of Bovine Practitioners Dehorning Guidelines

American Association of Bovine Practitioners
These guidelines from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners serve to assist the veterinarian with enhancing the welfare of cattle on the clients’ farms by providing information on how best to approach dehorning and castration of calves on beef and dairy farms

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Castration Guidelines

American Association of Bovine Practitioners
This guideline from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners serves to assist veterinarians with enhancing the welfare of their client’s cattle by providing guidance related to castration of calves on beef and dairy operations. Essential to this process is that consultation occur between the herd veterinarian and the client regarding age of castration, castration technique and pain mitigation strategies that are appropriate for each operation. The use of written, herd specific protocols to document these discussions is encouraged. Such protocols should be reviewed on a regular basis.

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Newborn Calf Processing | VIDEO

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
English | Spanish

Newborn Calf Care: Using the Esophageal Tube Feeder | VIDEO

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
English | Spanish

Newborn Calf Handling | VIDEO

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
English | Spanish

Colostrum Management | VIDEO

Alltech® On-Farm Support
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Euthanasia

Guidelines for the Human Euthanasia of Cattle

American Association of Bovine Practitioners
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Fitness to Transport

Transportation and Fitness-to-Travel Recommendations for Cattle

American Association of Bovine Practitioners
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Herd Health

Stages of Parturition

Alltech ® On-Farm Support
English | Spanish

Food Armor

Food Armor strives to provide a solid educational foundation for every food animal veterinarian signing a VCPR for a farming operation and is working together with industry leaders to strengthen the meaning of the VCPR. Food Armor’s online educational learning system is designed to provide every veterinarian with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a robust antimicrobial stewardship program, one farm at a time.

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Recognizing Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

University of Florida Extension
English | Spanish

Temperature – Humidity Index Chart

Alltech ® On-Farm Support
English | Spanish

Best Practices in the Milk Parlor

Alltech ® On-Farm Support
English | Spanish

Milking Routine | VIDEO

Alltech® On-Farm Support
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How to Transition Away from Tail Docking

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Establishing and Maintaining the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship in Bovine Practice

American Association of Bovine Practitioners

The veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) is an integral part of proper drug use on cattle operations. State and federal codifi ed VCPRs regulate the practice of veterinary medicine legislatively. This document describes non-regulatory management practices endorsed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) as general guidelines for its members to refer to during their course of practice

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Non-Ambulatory Animals

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Stockmanship

5 Simple Rules for Moving Cattle

Alltech ® On-Farm Support
English | Spanish

Dairy Stockmanship – K’iche’

FARM / BQA / New Mexico Dairy Consortium
K’iche’

Flight Zone | VIDEO

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
English | Spanish

Handling Cattle in Alleys, Holding Areas and Milk Parlors | VIDEO

FARM / BQA / New Mexico Dairy Consortium
English | Spanish

Using Tools to Move Animals | VIDEO

FARM / BQA / New Mexico Dairy Consortium
English | Spanish

Using Pressure and Release | VIDEO

FARM / BQA / New Mexico Dairy Consortium
English | Spanish

Animal Handling Training Guides: Dairy

UMASH has developed training guides to accompany the 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship.

These guides are intended for training by farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education.

The guides can be a tool for training and retraining workers. The materials can be used in small groups or individually. There is a short quiz at the end of each video to check your understanding. After completing the five videos and related quizzes, a certificate of completion is available for printing.

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