2034 Veterinary Medicine Building
2015 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Nigel Cook is a Professor in the Food Animal Production Medicine section of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. He qualified as a veterinarian in 1992 and worked in a large food animal clinic in Southern England for four years before moving to the Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire, where he spent three years as lecturer and head of the Large Animal Ambulatory Clinic. Since 1999 he has been in Wisconsin, providing a milk quality, lameness and facility troubleshooting service to farmers, teaching veterinary students, and developing research examining the impact of the environment on the well-being of dairy cattle. Since 2013, Dr. Cook has been the Chair of the Department of Medical Sciences – one of the clinical departments in the School of Veterinary Medicine with ~ 35 faculty. He is a member of the food animal production medicine group and chair of the curriculum committee. He was President of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners for 2012/2013 and continues to be a member of the Lameness Committee. He teaches in the Core Skills and Advanced Skills in Production Medicine final year elective rotations and lectures on bovine mastitis, lameness, ventilation and animal welfare. Since 2010, he has been the director of the Dairyland Initiative program (https://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/), an outreach vehicle developed to promote the construction of welfare friendly facilities for dairy cattle.
Cook, N.B. (2020). Symposium Review: The impact of management and facilities on cow culling rates. J. Dairy Sci. 103:3846-3855 https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17140
Cook N. B. (2019). Optimizing Resting Behavior in Lactating Dairy Cows Through Freestall Design. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice, 35(1), 93–109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2018.10.005
Cook N. B. (2019). Designing Facilities for the Adult Dairy Cow During the Nonlactation and Early Lactation Period. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice, 35(1), 125–138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2018.10.008
Cook, N.B. (2019). Symposium Review: The impact of management and facilities on cow culling rates. J. Dairy Sci. 103. In press at https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17140
Cook N. B. (2017). A Review of the Design and Management of Footbaths for Dairy Cattle. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice, 33(2), 195–225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2017.02.004
Cook, N. B. (2017). Assessment of cattle welfare: Common animal-based measures. Ch. 2. In Advances in Cattle Welfare (pp. 27–53). Woodhead Publishing, UK.