Here’s the story of a typical dairy farm that is dealing with the typical bovine mastitis problems, having all values within the normal range… Until one day, the owner decides to quantify the costs that bovine mastitis represents. Noticing about the enormous amount of money he’s loosing, he decides to try a vaccine in one group of animals and asks his veterinarians to calculate the return on the investment…
During our trip around the world looking for real experiences with bovine mastitis and with the people involved in the fight against this disease, we arrive to Portugal. There, we speak with Adelaide Pereira, João Pacheco and João Sousa, 3 local vets from SEGALAB who explain us the problems they face in their daily work and which solutions help them to improve the situation on the farms.
We have been speaking about the milk industry development and other topics with Tom Greenham, Director at Advance Milking. During the interview, Dr. Greenham described the key factors which have made this change possible, what the industry is like today and the challenges that will face everyone involved in the coming years.
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?
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?
Is vaccination against mastitis a useful and profitable tool? What are the concrete benefits that it brings to farms? We are visiting different countries to hear the views of veterinarians and farmers on vaccination against bovine mastitis. What has been their experience?
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
Can we prevent, control and treat mastitis in cattle with less antibiotics? The answer is YES, as the Netherlands experience proves so! Check out this interview with Dr. Tine van Werven (Associate Professor of the Utrecht University and also a field practitioner) who explains us the progress she followed to adapt her farms to the new antibiotic-reduction legislation in dairy production that applies in her country and the tools she used to prevent mastitis in cattle.