Deolinda Silva is a vet who has been a board member of the Portuguese Udder Health Council -Conselho Português de Saúde do Úbere- for over 4 years. She combines this activity with her professional life in Technical Services in the Ruminants area at HIPRA. We asked her some questions about what prompted her to create this association with other vets.
Mastitis in dairy cows is evolving, and therefore prevention and control strategies have to change as well. In a world in which we have to be more and more fastidious as regards the quality of milk on our farms, Dr. Mato uses here an educational approach to explain how exactly mastitis in dairy cows has evolved in the last decade.
When most veterinarians receive the culture results of their milk samples, they often see that NAS’s result (Non-aureus Staphylococci) has come back positive. They tend to dismiss this positive result as something normal, but maybe they take it too lightly… The more we know about this family, the more confident we will be when it comes to interpreting results of our samples and being able to decide whether the consequences of an infection with this family of bacteria is a risk we want to take…
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.
We’ve already explained in previous posts how the cow’s immune system reacts to bovine mastitis infections and the range of vaccination options available in the market. We know that every disease affects the udder differently, and in this entry we will examine the coliform group of pathogens in detail.
Bedding material management is key to controlling environmental mastitis in the farm. But what are the most recommended materials to prevent mastitis infections? What are the key factors for a correct maintenance? Doctor Luis Pinho, worldwide recognized expert in mastitis in cattle is answering here to all these questions
Pay attention to Andrew Biggs’s advices about controlling the most frustrating bovine mastitis, all summarized in 5 simple steps. Mr. Biggs also shares with us here his perspective of the future in Strep. uberis mastitis control.
We’ve seen in previous post how the different tests to check vacuum can help you to prevent mastitis in dairy cows. However, before moving forward to other topics we will give you the few numbers to keep in mind in order to know if the test results are appropriate!
With the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Congress in Milan just around the corner, we wanted to take the opportunity to discuss with Paolo Moroni about the hot topics of the Congress and hearing his point of view regarding the control of those environmental pathogens which cause mastitis in cattle.
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