Properly handling cows is one of the most important responsibilities for dairy herd managers and employees. How you care for compromised animals that depend on you is a reflection of your character, values and priorities.
Disabled cattle must be handled humanely at all times. In the factsheet Handling Down Cows, UW-Extension Waupaca County Agriculture Agent Greg Blonde and Wisconsin Veterinarian Medical Association member Bob Leder, DVM shares how to develop a plan when responding to down animals on the farm.
For more information on animal well-being, please visit UW-Extension Animal Well-Being & Herd Health.