Breakout Sessions

Location: Convention Center Meeting Rooms 1-2

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Today’s cows face different challenges at dry-off than cows did in your grandfather’s day.  This presentation with review the challenges on our modern dairies, and address the tools we have in today’s toolbox to ensure that the next lactation is a successful one.

Dr. Linda Tikosfy, DVM

Dr. Tikofsky is the SR. Associate Director of Cattle Professional Services-Dairy with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. She received her DVM from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine.  After completing an internship at the University of Missouri, she was in practice in Upstate New York.  She then joined Quality Milk Production Services at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Cornell University.  In her role there as a Senior Extension Veterinarian, she consulted with dairy producers and veterinarians on issues surrounding udder health and milk quality in cattle and small ruminants.  Her responsibilities also extended into research on antimicrobial resistance in mastitis pathogens and educating future dairy veterinarians.    She currently lives in Trumansburg, New York with her family and enjoys mastering the perfect ice cream recipe.

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