Dr. Hubert Karreman on Keeping Your Grass-Fed Dairy Herd Healthy

What does it take to keep your grass-fed dairy herdhue-turkey healthy? Dr. Karreman shares many common problems and how to prevent and treat them.

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About Dr. Huebert Karreman:

Dr. Hubert Karreman is a 1995 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. He was a full-time dairy practitioner for 15 years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, tending to animals on 100+/- certified-organic dairy farms. He has been using biological, botanical and homeopathic remedies since 1988, when he was a herdsman on a Biodynamic farm prior to entering veterinary school. He now limits his clinical work to internal medicine for organic livestock. He has given invited lectures on the antibiotic-free treatment of infection, natural treatment of parasitism and non-hormonal treatment of infertility to farming and veterinary audiences in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. He was on the USDA National Organic Standards Board for 5 years where he drafted recommendations for regulatory implementation. He was a member of the AVMA Taskforce on Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (CAVM), which wrote the current AVMA Guidelines on CAVM. He has published two books, “Treating Dairy Cows Naturally: Thoughts and Strategies” (2004, 2007) and “The Barn Guide to Treating Dairy Cows Naturally” (2011), both published by Acres USA. He passed the certification exam of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association and completed the certification course with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. He is the first certified CowSignals® trainer in the United States. He is now the veterinarian at the Rodale Institute, helping develop the organic animal husbandry program, giving educational courses and conducting applied research with pastures dairy cows, pigs and poultry.

Keynote specialties:
The non-antibiotic treatment of infectious disease
Biologicals, botanicals, acupuncture and homeopathy
Transitioning conventional livestock to organic livestock
Philosophy, ethics and organic regulations for livestock

Selected publications:

Karreman, H. J.. The Barn Guide to Treating Dairy Cows Naturally  Acres USA, Austin, TX, 2011. (Soft cover, 191 pgs)

Karreman, H J. (2010) Disease control on organic and natural cattle operations.  Animal Health Research Reviews 10(2); 121–124.

P. Pinedo, H. Karreman, H. Bothe, C. Risco, J. Velez, Efficacy of a Botanical Preparation for the Intramammary Treatment of Clinical Mastitis on an Organic Dairy Farm. American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Albuquerque, NM, 2010.

Griswold, K., H. Karreman, S. Dinh, and J. High.  2008.  Effects of nutrition and feeding management on production, health and culling by organically-managed dairy herds in Southeastern Pennsylvania. JDS 91(E-Suppl.1):134.

Griswold, K., H. Karreman, and J. High.  2008.  Effect of calving scheme, seasonal vs. year-round, on production, reproductive performance, and culling by organically-managed dairy herds in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  J. Dairy Sci.  91(E-Suppl. 1):469.

Current Veterinary Therapy, Food Animal Practice (Chapter 100) (Anderson and Rings, eds.) Elsevier, 2008

Karreman, H.J. Treating Dairy Cows Naturally: Thoughts and Strategies 2nd ed. Acres USA, Austin, TX, 2007 (Hardcover, 412 pgs.).

Veterinary Herbal Medicine (Chapter 21) (Wynn and Fougere, eds.) Mosby, 2007.

Griswold, K., H. Karreman, and J. Mylin.  2007.  Best management practices to improve milk quality and udder health in organically-managed dairy herds in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  J. Dairy Sci.  90(Suppl. 1):164.

Griswold, K., H. Karreman, and J. Mylin.  2007.  Effect of management type, conventional versus organic, on production, health and culling in Southeastern Pennsylvania dairy herds.  J. Dairy Sci.  90(Suppl. 1):582.

Alternative Livestock Health Practices (Chapter 11) (Morrison and Kielty, eds.) Blackwell Scientific, 2005.


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