Maternity and Colostrum Management – How Can We Deliver Healthier Calves and More Productive Cows?
This webinar will be presented by Leticia Sinedino, Dairy Production Specialist, Zoetis, on Friday, September 17th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST. This webinar is sponsored by Zoetis.
Webinar Summary: The maternity pen is critical for healthy starts of the lactation of a cow and the life of a calf. The calving process and the first 6 hours of life can determine the success of her lactation and the lifetime productivity of her calf. How big are your risks? Are there opportunities to step it up a level? Are you setting up your cows and calves for success or creating problems? Maternity pen and colostrum management need to be a high priority on your dairy, so let’s discuss some opportunities for you to help get both off to a healthy start!
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Leticia Sinedino was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has always been passionate about animals. She received he DVM degree from the Federal Fluminense University in 2008 and joined a private practice in the State of Rio de Janeiro where she worked mainly with dairy farms and some beef ranches. After she completed some hands-on experience, she returned to the Federal Fluminense University and received her Master’s degree in Reproductive Physiology. Upon completion of her Master’s, she was invited to do her PhD at the University of Florida in Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology. During her PhD program, Leticia focused on investigating strategies for improving health, reproduction, and milk production in high-producing dairy cows. In 2017, she joined the Colorado State University to do a postdoc where she investigated cellular and molecular pathways related to early embryonic loss in high-producing dairy cows. In 2018, Leticia joined Zoetis as a Dairy Production Specialist. Her goal is to support dairy farms and improve their efficiency and profitability by having healthier and more productive cows.