British mastitis conference 2016

The 28th British Mastitis Conference was held on 2 November 2016, with a workshop on the management of mastitis data on the preceding day. There was an increase in the number of non-UK based delegates attending, many presenting Knowledge Transfer posters. The number of companies providing sponsorship for the conference was at a record level.

 

The conference is aimed particularly at veterinarians, farm consultants, research scientists, students and academics, in fact at anyone with an interest in dairy farming and mastitis. The organising and scientific committees bring together a mix of researchers and practitioners from both the UK and further afield, and for the 2016 conference, speakers were invited from Denmark, France, Brazil, as well as the UK.The European Mastitis Research Workers (EMRW) meeting was again associated with the British Mastitis Conference (BMC), and following the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the meeting was held over two days. The proposal for 2017 is to hold the EMRW meeting in Denmark.

 

The first speaker was Cyril Crosson, Research & Development Manager, Bioteck Lait, France who provided an update on milk amyloid A (MAA) & how it applied to dry