Dr. Ryan Leiterman
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:
Heard on Dairy Radio Now 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..
During his time in practice, Dr. Leiterman experienced first-hand how a properly designed ventilation system could improve calf health and calf raising profitability. He has worked with both new construction and retrofitted existing buildings to improve respiratory health.
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Oct. 2018: Old Barns Can Have Cost Effective Calf Space:
Sept. 2018: Focus on the Calf Pen – Not the Barn:
Aug. 2018: Heat Hurts Calves Too:
July 2018: The Calf Wheel of Health:
June 2018: Retrofitting Stanchion Barns For Optimal Ventilation: