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Contagious Mastitis

Success stories about Mastitis: Introducing Mastitis vaccination on the farm, an easy task?

By | Contagious Mastitis, Field experiences on dairy farms, Prevention | No Comments

Is vaccination against mastitis in cattle an easy tool to introduce on to our farms? What are the specific benefits that it brings? We are visiting different countries to hear the views of veterinarians and farmers on vaccination against bovine mastitis. What has been the experience in Mexico?

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Testimonial, reduction of SCC in milk - Bovine Mastitis Vaccination

Success stories about Mastitis vaccination: Can SCC get reduced after vaccination?

By | Clinical Mastitis, Contagious Mastitis, Field experiences on dairy farms, Prevention | No Comments

Can a vaccine against bovine mastitis reduce the Somatic Cell count in milk? What are the main problems associated with bovine mastitis that a farmer has to cope with? Is vaccination a solution to mastitis? We are visiting different countries to hear the views of veterinarians and farmers on vaccination against bovine mastitis. What has been their experience?

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SCC on individual cows: A great tool to manage mastitis in your herds

By | Contagious Mastitis, Subclinical Mastitis | No Comments

In previous posts, we talked about the benefits of using Somatic Cell Count tests in milk (SCCs) instead of using other tests such as the California Mastitis ones (CMTs). But exactly what kind of information do these tests provide us about the infection dynamics? And how exactly can this help you to monitor mastitis in dairy cows? Here are all the answers!

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SCC is not a static snapshot: How do your farms behave?

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Most dairy vets need to deal with their clients’ milk tests going on for months. Processing such an enormous amount of data can be confusing. In this post you’ll find some basic guidelines to help you evaluate the infection dynamics on your clients’ farms and assess and monitor the risk of mastitis in cattle based on the Somatic Cell Count.

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Dip-cups cleaned. Disinfectant may be inactivated and can transmit pathogens causing mastitis in dairy cows.

Milking routines & Mastitis in dairy cows: Every step counts!

By | Contagious Mastitis, Milking Parlour, Milking Routine, Prevention | No Comments

Do you know why proper drying of the teats is so important before the milking unit is attached? So that the milking unit does not slip off the teats! Following with previous posts about milking routines, now we’ll focus on reviewing the unit attachment and alignment. Discover here how to achieve a perfect drying of the teats and a proper attachment of the units, reducing the risk of contagious mastitis in your dairy cows.

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NMC Milan: What to expect from the largest event on mastitis in cattle

By | Contagious Mastitis, Environmental mastitis, Prevention | No Comments

As the date for the international conference of the National Mastitis Council (NMC) is approaching (June 2018, in Milan), we’d like to give you an insight into what to expect at this year’s congress. That’s why we asked the NMC 2nd Vice President, Mr. Sarne De Vliegher, to answer some questions about what will be happening at the most important event on mastitis in cattle and review with him how the Congress has evolved over the last few year

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