Dr. Jeff Bender was one of the featured speakers on the August 26, 2020 episode of The Dairy Signal™, a live streamed event hosted by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. The Dairy Signal™, is a free online resource providing dairy farmers insights for informed decisions.
Dr. Bender discussed what types of zoonotic diseases are commonly found on dairy farms, how they are transmitted and what farmers and workers can do to protect themselves and their herd from getting infected. Particularly during this time of COVID- 19, practicing sound biosecurity measures as well as COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC, is important information for dairy producers and their operations.
The outbreak of COVID-19 is rapidly changing, creating a significant challenge for U.S. public health departments, schools, community organizations, agriculture and the overall public. UMASH has compiled a list specific to the Upper Midwest region to address COVID-19 in your state.