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Researcher: Nigel Cook

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Areas of Expertise
  • Milk production
  • West nile virus infection
  • Cow comfort and well-being
  • Dairy cow health and behavior
  • Effect of stall design on lame cow behavior
  • Effect of heat stress on stall use and lameness
  • Interrelationships between hoof lesions
  • Air quality in livestock buildings
  • Effect of pen moves on transition cow health
  • Mastitis problem investigation
Web Site Nigel Cook's School of Veterinary Medicine Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,087,381 - Method for optimizing health and productivity of milk producing animals, issued January 2012.
  • 7,886,691 - Method for optimizing health and productivity of milk producing animals, issued February 2011.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20110137630 - Method for optimizing health and productivity of milk producing animals, published June 2011.
  • 20070056516 - Method for optimizing health and productivity of milk producing animals, published March 2007.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Observations on the design and use of footbaths for the control of infectious hoof disease in dairy cattle. Cook NB, Rieman J, Gomez A, Burgi K. Vet J. 2012 Sep;193(3):669-73. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.06.051. Epub 2012 Aug 21.

  • The effect of digital dermatitis on hoof conformation. Gomez A, Cook NB, Rieman J, Dunbar KA, Cooley KE, Socha MT, Döpfer D. J Dairy Sci. 2015 Feb;98(2):927-36. doi: 10.3168/jds.2014-8483. Epub 2014 Dec 12.

  • Time budgets of lactating dairy cattle in commercial freestall herds. Gomez A, Cook NB. J Dairy Sci. 2010 Dec;93(12):5772-81. doi: 10.3168/jds.2010-3436.

  • Non-healing hoof lesions in dairy cows. Gomez A, Döpfer D, Cook NB, Burgi K, Socha M. Vet Rec. 2011 Dec 10;169(24):642. doi: 10.1136/vr.d7969. No abstract available.
Recent Artistic Works
Collaboration
  • Alta Genetics Inc
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Dairy Science, Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
  • Comfort Hoof Care Inc
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-4981
Current University UW–Madison
Department Medical Sciences
Title Professor and Chair
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 2031 Veterinary Medicine
Address Line 2 2015 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.V.Sc., University of Bristol, England, 1992 Bsc, University of Bristol, England, 1990
Master's Degree
PhD
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Method for Optimizing Health and Productivity of Milk Producing Animals

Cooling Bed for Livestock