Education

Teaching veterinary students in the field of "Herd health and Epidemiology" is another important task of the M-team. Time is spent on the theory on udder health and milk quality. As part of their training, final-year students need to visit dairy farms and analyze the udder health and milk quality status at the dairy farm. In an interactive lecture, the students need to present their findings and propose a herd-specific udder health plan for the group. Based on the presentations, the practical approach of a problem herd and possible advices are discussed. On each herd visit that is performed by the M-team, two final-year students enrolled in the training program ruminants accompany the attending M-team vet. Final-year students enrolled in the training program ruminants also have the opportunity to participate in the M-lab and to learn how to perform bacteriological culturing of milk samples and how to interpret the results.