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Herd Health


The NYSCHAP Virtual Herd Page

The Standardized Herd Plan for NYSCHAP Herd Planner Certification

The Development Team:
Dr. Dwight Bruno, Dr. Roger Ellis, Dr. Thomas Nytch

The NYS Agriculture and Markets, Division of Animal Industry

Welcome to the NYSCHAP Virtual Herd Page

To become certified, all veterinarians must complete a herd plan for one of following herds. We have created two herds that are different in size and facilities. You are welcome to choose the herd that would most fit the situations of the clients with which you will be preparing plans.

However, feel free to look at or create a plan for both herds. For the herd you choose there are a number of questionable management practices. You have probably observed some of these practices on the farms you work with.

Your assignment is to identify the risks for entry and amplification of disease, as well as the quality of food products leaving the farm. Using the NYSCHAP forms develop a set of farm-specific best management practices to decrease the risk of disease and create a herd plan.

Doe Farm (small) - tie stall facility; purebred herd of 75 milking cows; milked 2x/day, 19,500 RHA.

Loe Farm (large) - free stall facility mixed herd of 300 milking cows; milked 2x/day, 17,500 RHA

Good luck.

If you have any questions please contact the NYSCHAP Coordinator by phone (585-313-7541)
or email melanie.hemenway@agriculture.ny.gov