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New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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610-444-5800
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Dr. Brianna Parsons, Penn Vet

Bovine Herd Health


Housed under the Center for Animal Health and Productivity (CAHP), Penn Vet’s Bovine Herd Health team’s primary focus is to take care of Pennsylvania’s dairy and beef farm families, and their farm businesses.

Instead of focusing on the traditional treatment of individual sick animals, Penn Vet’s Bovine Herd Health experts specialize in assessing the ‘economic health’ of a farm’s entire herd – enhancing animal wellness and productivity while optimizing on-farm profitability and economic sustainability.

In addition, our clinical health experts offer regional, on-farm care of small ruminant animals such as goats and sheep.

  • On-Farm Outreach Services

    Whether it’s troubleshooting a pressing herd health issue or working as part of a farm profit team, Penn Vet’s Bovine Herd Health experts use a holistic approach to enhance the economic sustainability and success of dairy and beef farm businesses.

    Combining unique expertise in nutrition, reproduction, and health economics, our experts are regularly available to provide on-farm outreach support in the following areas:

    • Herd Health and Productivity 
    • Nutrition Evaluation and Formulation
    • Milk Quality Improvement
    • Health Record Management
    • Farm Nutrient Management
    • Disease Surveillance and Management
    • Reproductive Health
    • Genomics

    Penn Vet’s Bovine Herd Health experts will work directly with producers as well as the other members of a farm’s support system, including farm veterinarians, extension agents, third-party nutrition consultants, and financial lenders.

    Looking for on-farm clinical care? Visit New Bolton Center’s Food Animal Field Service for more information about our veterinary care services.

  • Bovine Herd Health Research

    Through CAHP's infrastructure of applied research, Penn Vet’s Bovine Herd Health experts seek to advance on-farm practices through continuous study in the following areas:

    • Economic Sustainability
    • Environmental Stewardship/Sustainability
    • Farm Nutrient Management
    • Herd Health and Productivity
    • Animal Welfare
    • Reproduction
    • Genomics
    • Nutrition Formulation
    • Disease Surveillance and Management

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  • Additional Services

Meet Our Bovine Herd Health Experts

Penn Vet Bovine Herd Health Team
Dr. Linda Baker, Penn Vet New Bolton Center
  • Dr. Linda Baker
  • Expertise Areas: Herd Health and Productivity; Disease Management; Health Record Management; Nutritional Evaluation; Farm Economic Sustainability; Animal Welfare; Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR); Environmental Sustainability; Reproduction
Dr. Joseph Bender, Penn Vet New Bolton Center
  • Dr. Joseph Bender
  • Expertise Areas: Herd Health and Productivity; Disease Management; Health Record Management; Nutritional Evaluation; Farm Economic Sustainability; Animal Welfare; Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR); Environmental Sustainability; Reproduction
Dr. Zhengxia Dou, Penn Vet New Bolton Center
  • Dr. Zhengxia Dou
  • Expertise Areas: Farm Nutrient Management; Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR); Food Waste and Security; Environmental Sustainability; Disease Management
Dr. David Galligan, Penn Vet New Bolton Center
  • Dr. David Galligan
  • Expertise Areas: Herd Health and Productivity; Health Record Management; Genomics; Economic Sustainability; Environmental Sustainability
Mutian Niu, Penn Vet New Bolton Center
  • Dr. Mutian Niu
  • Expertise Areas: Integration of dairy farming data; development of statistical models and machine learning algorithms
Dr. Dipti Pitta, Penn Vet New Bolton Center
  • Dr. Dipti Pitta
  • Expertise Areas: Nutritional Evaluation and Formulation; Herd Health and Productivity
Dr. Laurel Redding, Penn Vet New Bolton Center
  • Dr.Laurel Redding
  • Expertise Areas: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR); Environmental Sustainability; Disease Management