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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Somatic Cell Count & Clinical Mastitis in dairy cows

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In many countries, performing individual checks of SCC (Somatic Cell Count) on each animal is mandatory, at least once a month. This checks are very useful, as they provide farmers and veterinarians working in milk quality with highly valuable information. How can you perform these tests and obtain this useful information for your client? It it is easy, we’ll give you all the details here!

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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!

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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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Efficient milking routines: how to minimise the risk of mastitis in dairy cows

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The milking routine has to be systematic, consistent and always the same in order to facilitate the work of the milkers and to achieve the maximum welfare of the animals, and minimise the risk of mastitis in dairy cows. In this post we will be talking about the sequence of one of the most important operations for the correct stimulation of the milk let-down.

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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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Environmental control (II): Bedding materials and its effect on mastitis in dairy cows

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When it comes preventing mastitis in dairy cows, it is very important to work with a holistic mastitis control plan. Bedding materials can be divided in two groups. Inorganic or organic. Inorganic materials are sand, lime, calcium carbonate; and organic materials are straw, sawdust, compost etc. Let’s talk about the main benefits of using one or another for preventing mastitis in dairy cows.

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Environmental control & Mastitis in dairy cows: The importance of keeping your cows clean, dry and comfortable

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Environmental control in the farm is the first point to be evaluated when trying to prevent mastitis in dairy cows. Bedding is the major source of environmental bacteria, as teats are in direct contact with it when lying down, also should not forget alleys, holding areas, parlours, etc, because manure splashed on to walking cows will help to increase teat exposure and dirty hooves will easily contaminate clean bedding and teats when cows are lying down.

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