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.
Over the last 15 years, the dairy industry has undergone many changes that have moved the industry towards greater industrialisation. To analyse these and future changes, we interviewed James Husband, a recognised milk quality advisor, to discover the keys to adapting farms to these changes and not to die trying.
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…
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?
One of the most amazing families of pathogens that can cause bovine mastitis are the NAS’s (non-aureus staphylococci). Often called “opportunistic microorganisms”, they live in areas where it is easy to penetrate the tissue. Find out more about these bacteria so you can keep your farm free from mastitis infections.
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?
We all know that by the time we reach the point of needing to treat a disease, it is because something has gone wrong with disease prevention. In the case of bovine mastitis caused by coliforms, we have a wide variety of strategies and concrete actions to prevent it. Here is a list of the most effective ones!
Was the 5-Point Plan any useful for the dairy industry? Should we change any of these points? Why do we need an extended plan? We had the opportunity to talk about these issues with Thomas C. Hemling, a well-known expert in bovine mastitis prevention. With him, we surveyed the past, present and future trends in mastitis prevention plans.
In previous posts, we talked about the virulence mechanisms of the bacteria belonging to the coliform group. In this entry, we’ll try to explain why coliform mastitis often occurs to certain type of cows and what are the predisposing factors. Knowing this, the question remains of how bovine mastitis caused by this group of pathogens can be prevented.
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?