Udder cleft dermatitis in dairy cows – epidemiological and microbiological studies

Udder cleft dermatitis (UCD) is a skin condition that develops at the fore udder attachment, or between the udder halves, of dairy cows. The UCD lesions vary in appearance from mild, eczematous skin changes, to severe, with wounds that often…...

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State-of-the-art mouse models as an innovative preclinical tool to study the current challenges in mammary gland inflammation

The past decade, the laboratory of Biochemistry, based at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Ghent University, Belgium), has gained unique expertise in the development and validation of preclinical in vivo models to study mammary gland inflammation. Under the supervision of…...

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The special role of a non-governmental organization – The Polish Mastitis Association – in promoting the concepts of milk quality in Poland

Some time ago I wrote a preface to a previous edition of M2 magazine. It is easy to guess that it was about milk quality…. This content is for M²-DIGITAL, M²-PREMIUM, M²-PARTNERS & NMC members only.Login or  Join Now and...

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European experts launch new guidelines for successful dry periods for dairy cows

Until now, there are no internationally established guidelines for successful drying-off and dry period for dairy cows. European experts have agreed on a common approach to promote a healthy dry period by curing existing and avoiding new intramammary infections (IMI)…...

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Picture: Dr. Jean-Philippe Roy and Anne-Marie Christen analysing data on farm.

Hood of the truck statistics for udder health monitoring

Dairy practitioners and producers are struggling daily with monitoring production and diseases on dairies. To achieve this, they will, or, more often, their herd health software will compute different indices that they can consult. They then have to decide whether…...

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