Introducing a typical dairy farm that decided to try mastitis vaccination calculating its cost-benefit ratio (part 2)

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Here are the results obtained in a typical dairy farm (which was dealing with the typical problems regarding mastitis in cattle) after implementing a vaccination plan… The owner of the farm decided to try a mastitis vaccine after noticing about the enormous amount of money that mastitis in cattle implies. He started vaccinating one group of animals and asked his veterinarians to calculate the return on the investment. Results showed remarkable reduction in SCC, in the severity of both clinical and subclinical cases and in the costs associated to antibiotics.

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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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Are you sure you know what’s causing your mastitis problems? Have you identified NAS?

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Do you know whether you have NAS’s (Non-aureus Staphylococci) on your farm? Not yet? Remember that the better you know your enemy, the better equipped you will be to fight it, and the first step is to find out what is preventing you from achieving your targets in terms of milk quality and control of bovine mastitis. Here, we have made a few notes for you on the diagnosis and treatment of non-aureus staphylococci.

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Managing your Mastitis Index: The role of NAS’s infections

Managing your Mastitis Index: The role of Non-aureus Staphylococci

By | Environmental mastitis, Milking Parlour, Prevention, Subclinical Mastitis | No Comments

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…

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