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Field experiences on dairy farms

Introducing a typical dairy farm that decided to try mastitis vaccination calculating its cost-benefit ratio (part 1)

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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…

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Success stories about Mastitis: Changing the paradigm at Portuguese farms

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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.

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

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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?

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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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Controlling Mastitis in cattle with less antibiotics: Is it possible?

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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.

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