Dr. Ryan Leiterman
Seasons are changing and cases of mastitis tend to increase as the months get warmer. Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek shares his insights into the two separate causes of mastitis, environmental and contagious:
The skin is the front-line defense mechanism for every animal and as a result, it is under constant challenges from toxins, infectious agents and physical stresses. Dr. Ryan Leiterman discusses in this month’s “Ask the Vet” :
Dr. Ryan Leiterman joins us for another “Ask the Vet” segment:
Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek shares some of the different and odd experiences he has witnessed as a veterinarian:
What is the best way to prepare a baby calf’s rumen for grain and hay? Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek answers this month’s Ask the Vet mailbag on Dairy Radio Now:
Dr. Ryan Leiterman continues the important topic of why we should be feeding young calves three times a day, with the same amount of intake, rather than two times per day.
How many times a day should we be feeding our calves? That’s this month’s “Ask the Vet” question we pose to Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek:
This Month’s Ask the Vet segment, we continue our discussion on reducing expensive corn in the ration. Crystal Creek’s Dr. Ryan Leiterman discusses the importance of feeding cows more home-grown digestible fiber.
Dr. Ryan Leiterman addresses the recent high corn prices and how to balance rations without breaking the bank:
This month’s “Ask the Vet‘ mailbag we look into one of the most devastating diseases affecting calf raisers. Calf scours are an economically devastating primarily because scours cause calves to rapidly dehydrate. Providing proper hydration can help shorten the severity and duration of calf scours. Electrolyte therapy should be paired with a prevention plan to address the cause of the scours. Choosing the right electrolyte for the job at hand can be confusing. Crystal Creek® is here to help. Listen as Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek explains:
We know heat stress affects animals on the ground, but what’s interesting is heat stress can actually be multi-generational. Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek, explains on this month’s ‘Ask the Vet’ segment.
We’re getting into the dog days of summer…meaning heat stress for cows. Dr. Ryan Leiterman provides a refresher course on keeping cows cool during summer.
If you have a question relating to calf health and housing, email Dr. Leiterman at firstname.lastname@example.org
This month’s Ask the Vet segment focuses on man’s best friend. From hunting dogs in the field to herding dogs in the pasture, good quality nutrition is essential for a healthy life. We hear more from Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek.
Dr. Ryan Leiterman shares how to manipulate the ration to reduce purchase feed costs while delivering the same amount of protein:
Mixing milk replacer to feed pre-weaned calves is a daily task on many farms. And it’s a simple task, right? All it takes is adding the correct amount of powdered milk replacer to the correct amount of water, how hard can that be? That’s our question to Dr. Ryan Leiterman on this month’s “Ask the Vet” segment:
This month’s “Ask the Vet” segment, Dr. Ryan Leiterman shares various ways of feeding calves with milk replacer.
How we feed a calf in the first two months of life has a big impact on the rest of her life. There are a variety of milk replacers out there and Dr. Ryan Leiterman begins a series to answer questions like – when, what and why should we be feeding milk replacer to young calves?
Dr Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek joins us on our “Ask the Vet” segment to discuss the importance of keeping the fans on during the cold winter months.
Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek, recently returned from Northern Italy and shares some of the similarities and differences between dairying in Italy and the U.S.
Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek shares strategies we can take to tweak the dairy ration. If you have a question for Dr. Leiterman, email email@example.com
Dr, Ryan Leiterman with Crystal Creek reminds us of the seasonal changes taking place and offers tips on proper calf care during the colder months:
Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek continues part-two of our discussion on gaining insight from fermentation profiles and how they can benefit next year’s silage.
Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek shares the importance of having a complete fermentation profile with effective innoculants in your forage program.
This month’s Ask the Vet question: How can we save on feed prices while still delivering the same amount of energy and protein to the dairy cow? Here’s Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek:
How can a dairy producer get the most out of their dairy ration while still improving their bottomline? Our “Ask The Vet” question this month with Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek. If you have a question for Ryan, email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is it important to have good skin? Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek says the easiest way to know how your calves are doing is doing is to look at their skin.
Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek, discusses why it’s important to monitor your cows skin and how it relates to their immune system:
From the water line to the trough, removing biofilm from the water is as important as anything else on the farm. Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek continues his discussion on how to keep the water safe for all.
Biofilm on the farm can cause a myriad of problems, especially when it contaminates the water supply, according to Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek. He tells us more on this month’s Ask the Vet segment.
While it has been a mild winter in some parts of the country, cold temps are upon us as we head into the remaining weeks of January. Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek provides some insight on how to properly ventilate calf barns when the mercury drops:
Dr. Ryan Leiterman with Crystal Creek wrapped up his series on ketosis on today’s Dairy Radio:
Just because we are entering the cold winter months doesn’t mean to reduce the ventilation exchange rates in your barn. Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek tells us more:
Dr Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek continues his series on ketosis and offers some recommendations on how to test and treat the disease:
Research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison predicts that 40-45% of dairy cows develop ketosis within the first 30 days of milk. Dr. Ryan Leiterman begins a series on why testing for ketosis is crucial for a dairy producers bottom-line.
Heard on Dairy Radio the first Wednesday of every month. Dr. Ryan Leiterman is Director of Technical Services for Crystal Creek®. Ryan is a dairy veterinarian experienced in calf barn ventilation design and analysis. He holds degrees in both Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Medicine.
e-mail your questions to: AskTheVet@CrystalCreekNatural.com
Newborn calves face many challenges and one of the more debilitating is diarrhea. Dr. Ryan Leiterman shares two common types in this month’s Ask the Vet segment.
This month’s Ask the Vet segment, Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek has some important tips on how to mitigate heat stress. If you have a question for Ryan email: email@example.com
Vaccination programs are an important part of herd health, but sometimes a vaccine can fail. This month’s “Ask the Vet” segment, Dr Ryan Leiterman explores why this happens and the importance of booster shots, or repeat vaccinations.
Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek discusses managing heat stress in calves:
Young calves need vaccinations to stay healthy and productive; but what type of vaccine should you use? In this June segment of Ask the Vet, Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek tells us the different types of vaccines available and why it is important to always know what type of vaccine you are including in your protocol.
There are several options to feeding the next generation of dairy cows. Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek shares the optimal way of feeding milk replacer in this month’s “Ask the Vet” segment. If you have a question for Dr. Leiterman, email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
People spend a lot of time and elbow grease cleaning their calf facilities and equipment, but how effective is the effort? Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek shares the importance of deep cleaning to reduce pathogen levels that potentially harm calves:
This month it is all about spring cleaning. Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek answers a question from the “Ask the Vet” mailbag on the best way to clean calf facilities and equipment.
You can ask Dr. Leiterman a question at: email@example.com:
Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek, answers a question from the “Ask the Vet” mailbag on what is the best approach to feeding young calves. Listen to his answer below and email your question to Dr. Leiterman here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ryan Leiterman is a dairy veterinarian experienced in calf barn air circulation design and analysis. He shares how one system can optimize calf barn air circulation for every season.
The Crystal Creek® approach to calf barn air circulation challenges the long standing belief that calf barns should limit ventilation in the winter to 4 air exchanges per hour. Dr. Ryan Leiterman explains in this month’s installment of “A Breath of Fresh Air” on Dairy Radio.
Fall is an excellent time to review how your calf barn is properly ventilated, especially with colder temperatures upon us. Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek reminds us that shutting everything down is not the answer, but rather controlling the barn’s air flow based on seasonal needs.
Keeping calves healthy is like riding a bike. Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek shares the six “spokes” of a healthy calf wheel Calf Wheel of Health; a more visual way of explaining healthy and sick calves.
Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek discusses how managed air flow is the best way to keep calves cool and comfortable:
The Russian dairy industry proved to be a stark contrast to three other countries recently visited by Dr. Ryan Leiterman. He shares his observations and why he’s thankful to be back home!
Dr. Ryan Leiterman tells us what dairy practices he observed from his recent trip to the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Russia:
Dr. Ryan Leiterman visited Germany recently and shares with us some of the similarities and differences regarding farming practices and social events:
Spring is an excellent time to plan your upcoming construction projects. Some of the more common calf barn designs incorporate naturally ventilated, curtain sidewall barns. Dr. Ryan Leiterman reminds us how to properly use curtains, eves and ridge vents as we ease out of the colder months.
During challenging times there are places to cut costs but not when investing in fans to power your ventilation tube system. Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek tells us more:
It is human nature to turn the fans off during the cold winter months, but Dr. Ryan Leiterman says, “What’s the harm? ” He explains in this month’s installment of “A Breath of Fresh Air.”
Ventilation options vary according to the calf housing style. Group-housed and individually-penned calf barns face different limitations when it comes to providing good air quality. Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek tells us more on this month’s installment of A Breath of Fresh Air:
Cold temperatures are here and winter is quickly approaching. As the temperatures drop, calf barns are closed up and the ventilation rates are turned down. As an industry we do this reflexively, but is it what’s best for the calves? If it’s not ‘drafty,’ can a calf have too much fresh air? Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek tells us more on this month’s A Breath of Fresh Air on Dairy Radio Now: