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Ken Nordlund, DVM

Title: Emeritus Clinical Professor

Biographical Statement: Ken Nordlund is an Emeritus Clinical Professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1977 and was in private veterinary practice specializing in dairy cattle for 12 years. In 1989, he joined the University of Wisconsin to found the Food Animal Production Medicine program in the School of Veterinary Medicine. His research interests have focused on interactions between dairy cattle housing and health, as well as dairy record systems including development of the patented Transition Cow IndexTM. Recent projects have focused on housing factors to improve transition cow health and positive pressure ventilation systems for use in calf barns and dairy cow holding areas. He is a co-developer of the Dairyland Initiative website and outreach program. He retired from active service at the UW in 2014, but continues work with a number of research projects.