UCD Veterinary Faculty

Funding is provided for a Calf Housing & Pneumonia Project which will run for a 4 year period, commencing at the beginning of 2019.

Young Calf In A Nursery For Cows In A Dairy Farm. Newborn Animal.

Key questions which this project will address for dairy farmers, vets and advisors will be:

  1. 1. How can we use modern technology to better assess calf housing?
  2. Can we use better, modern diagnostics to diagnose calf pneumonia?
  3. Knowing these, how can we modify existing calf houses to reduce the risk of calf pneumonia?
  4. What are the long-term health/growth/fertility cost-benefits for the heifer calves coming into the milking herd in two-years time?