Environmental mastitis

Bovine Mastitis worlwide: Are direct costs and prevention strategies similar from one country to another?

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Bovine mastitis is certainly a worldwide problem affecting almost every dairy farm on earth, but what about the costs on every country? Are direct and indirect expenses of this disease similar worldwide, or are they different? Are farmers all over the world using the same prevention strategies? Renowned experts from many different countries share their experiences here.

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

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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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Environmental control: Preparing your herd against Bovine Mastitis during lactation.

Environmental control (IV): Preparing your herd against Bovine Mastitis during lactation.

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Dry cows are often the forgotten cows, and the environment has huge effects on bovine mastitis. Therefore, prevention of bovine mastitis by environmental bacteria starts with dry cows. You’ll find in this post valuable information regarding the environment in dry cows and regarding how to prepare your herd in order to avoid bovine mastitis infections during lactation.

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Environmental control (III): Organic bedding materials and its effects on Mastitis in cattle

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In previous posts we reviewed the inorganic bedding materials and its role in mastitis in cattle. Today we will review the most important organic bedding materials such as straw, sawdust, wood shavings and recycled manure solids. We will also give you some take-home messages regarding bedding and its effect on bovine mastitis.

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