A pro-active udder health approach is no longer a luxury, but it is important to be able to keep cows producing optimally for at least 6 lactations. Let’s see what results were obtained when a controlled STARTVAC® field study was conducted in a high producing South African dairy herd. The results were rather impressive as it correlated to studies done in other countries.
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 is the most costly disease. As vets, we are aware of this, right? And we are prepared to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases… However, when it comes to our clients -who are becoming more and more professional- they tend to prioritize the profits of their business and to focus on costs reduction. Find here several indicators and online tools to help you calculate the real loss of bovine mastitis and to show farmers that prevention strategies can stop them from losing money!
You must be well aware that small mistakes during the milking process can have a very significant impact on the quality of milk produced. Find here a review of these typical mistakes and tips on how to avoid them in order to improve udder health in the farm.
You may be familiar with the concept of “Big Data” (extracting and analyzing huge amounts of information to detect insights and optimize processes), but did you know that dairy farms can also apply this concept to improve their decision-making? Lorena Nodar (expert on dairy ruminants health and big data specialist at HIPRA) explains here which are the keys to improve decision-making on dairy farming and the importance it has for preventing bovine mastitis.
During the last decade, Mastitis in dairy cows has evolved so much, not only in terms of types and classification but also regarding the prevalence of the main causative agents. New strategies need therefore to be applyed to effectively control bovine mastitis on our farms. Here’s a compilation of the latest trends in bovine mastitis control and which are the most effective techniques.
Iván Mato has told us previously what we might find as regards mastitis, types, classification… Now we are going to go a step further to see how the actions that we have taken have changed the prevalence of the principal causative agents of mastitis and how year after year we have had to adapt our strategies in order to obtain the best milk quality from our farms.
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.
Oriol Franquesa is a veterinarian specialising in milk quality who has been advising dairy farms for many years all around the world. We asked Dr. Franquesa to help us understand how milk quality has evolved over the last 10 years, since the launch of the first vaccine against bovine mastitis registered by the EMA.