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Sep 20, 2022

  • Measuring Pain Through Blood Tests
  • Milk Lines – Checking Mastitis Records


00:01:20 — Measuring Pain Through Blood Tests Part One: K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine hosted visitors from the land down under last week! Mark Hutchinson, a professor of medicine at the Adelaide Medical School, and two of his students, veterinarian and Ph.D. student Charlotte Johnston and post-doctoral researcher Dan Barratt join us to discuss their collaboration with K-State and their research focusing on blood tests to measuring pain in livestock.


00:12:08 — Measuring Pain Through Blood Tests Part Two: We continue our conversation with Adelaide Medical School researchers Mark Hutchinson, Charlotte Johnston, and Dan Barratt. Johnston and Barratt, students of Hutchinson, share more about their roles as a veterinarian and post-doctoral researcher on this team. They also discuss where they hope this research leads and plans for future collaborations at K-State in the future.


00:23:07 — Milk Lines – Checking Mastitis Records:  Summer heat often causes somatic cell issues in the dairy herd, such as mastitis - K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk advises producers to check their treatment records to identify what types of mastitis were found and to check with their veterinarian for available control options.


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