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Prevention

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

By | Contagious Mastitis, Field experiences on dairy farms, Prevention | No Comments

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?

By | Clinical Mastitis, Contagious Mastitis, Field experiences on dairy farms, Prevention | No Comments

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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Mastitis control plans: Is it time for improvements?

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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.

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Coliform Mastitis: Why it happens to my best cows?

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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.

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