Cornell University Quality Milk Production Services, Animal Health Diagnostic Center

VETMED 6604 at the Veterinary School at Cornell University is 2 week summer course on Milk Quality. The course is taught by veterinarians and faculty of the Quality Milk Production Services.
The elective is a combination of theoretical practices and hands on analysis for improving and studying underlying factors related to milk quality.
VETMED 6604 is a milk quality elective given every summer. This year the elective will be taught from August 1-August 12, 2011.
For 2 weeks, students will meet at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University to receive lectures on varios topics such as Epidemiology, Housing and Sanitation, Milking systems, Mastitis microbiology, Heifer nutrition, mastitis therapy, among others. Besides the lectures, students will attend farm visits, acquire analysis and evaluation techniques that they will use for studying a dairy farm near the Ithaca campus.
Students will have access to all the resources the Veterinary School at Cornell University and the Quality Milk Production Services have in terms of laboratories and clinical facilities.
Students will have access to a computer lounge, Cornell online databases, and Cornell libraries.
They will also have access to the Quality Milk Production staff and veterinarians.
Attend everyday to classes, and participate actively.
They will have a 4 hour final exam with multiple and open essay questions based on a case study.
They will also analyze a farm and prepare a presentation based on their findings and conclusions, which they will present to the entire class at the end of the course.
Carmen Gutierrez.
Students will have during 2 weeks access to the veterinarians at Quality Milk Productions Services. The classes are from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Students will always be accompanied by veterinarians and faculty of Cornell University.
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Quality Milk Production Services at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University
240 Farrier Road
Ithaca, NY, 14853
(607) 255-8202
(607) 253-4000
cg366 [at] cornell [dot] edu
Frank Welcome, DVM, MBA
Updated: 03/11/11