The University of Kentucky Dairy Extension team is conducting a survey of the treatment costs associated with common U.S. dairy cattle diseases as part of a larger modeling effort to estimate disease costs.
The team is seeking input from dairy veterinarians on an anonymous survey.
The survey will help the team estimate the economic impact of dairy diseases.
“We understand the costs of disease treatments vary by drugs, by case, or other factors; however, we are modeling the costs stochastically to account for these variations,” says Jeffrey Bewley, PhD.
The goal is to show dairy producers the costs associated with disease and the need to institute preventive measures when possible.
Veterinarians who work with dairy cattle can take the survey here.