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Researcher: Kenneth Nordlund

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Areas of Expertise
  • Herd based diagnostic methods for dairy management
  • Interactions of dairy cattle housing and health
  • Transition cow management
  • Dairy record use to identify health problems and monitor performance of herds
  • Fresh cow disease
  • Associations between freestall design and base and dairy cow lameness
Web Site Kenneth Nordlund'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
  • 20140374056 - Stall floor heat exchanger reducing heat stress and lameness, published December 2014.
  • 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)
  • Exploring relationships between Dairy Herd Improvement monitors of performance and the Transition Cow Index in Wisconsin dairy herds. Schultz KK, Bennett TB, Nordlund KV, Döpfer D, Cook NB. J Dairy Sci. 2016 Jun 16. pii: S0022-0302(16)30367-8. doi: 10.3168/jds.2015-10680. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Survey of facility and management characteristics of large, Upper Midwest dairy herds clustered by Dairy Herd Improvement records. Brotzman RL, Döpfer D, Foy MR, Hess JP, Nordlund KV, Bennett TB, Cook NB. J Dairy Sci. 2015 Nov;98(11):8245-61. doi: 10.3168/jds.2014-9264. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

  • Risk factors for postpartum problems in dairy cows: explanatory and predictive modeling. Vergara CF, Döpfer D, Cook NB, Nordlund KV, McArt JA, Nydam DV, Oetzel GR. J Dairy Sci. 2014 Jul;97(7):4127-40. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-6440. Epub 2014 May 2.
Recent Artistic Works
Collaboration
  • Alta Genetics Inc
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Dairy Sciences, Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-6811
Current University UW–Madison
Department Medical Sciences / Dairy Sciences
Title Emeritus Professor
Other Appointments Honorary Assoc/Fellow
Address Line 1 2056 Veterinary Medicine
Address Line 2 2015 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
PhD
Other Degrees D.V.M., University of Minnesota, 1977
Technologies Available for Licensing Method for Optimizing Health and Productivity of Milk Producing Animals

Cooling Bed for Livestock