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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Abnormal mammary gland secretion after Escherichia coli infection (left).

Escherichia coli mastitis

Escherichia coli is a major mastitis pathogen and a well-known cause of clinical mastitis in dairy cows. Ubiquitously present in organic material like manure and bedding, E. coli can reach high concentrations in the cow’s environment. Although being described as…...

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As Staphylococcus aureus genotype B is shed in milk and maybe delivered to the dairies, this genotype is expected to be also observed in cheese, particularly if raw milk cheese is prepared.

Staphylococcus aureus and bovine mastitis: recent findings

Bovine mastitis is a very common disease in dairy herds worldwide. In Switzerland, the incidence density is 32.7 cases per 100 cow years (Stärk et al., 1997), resulting in total costs of about CHF 130 Mio. per year (Heiniger et…...

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Promises and challenges of Big Data in the dairy industry [Longread]

Since the 1950’s, computers have been used as a management tool in dairy farming (Lissemore, 1989). Over subsequent decades, dairy herd management software has evolved consistently and the personal computer has emerged as an important management tool to primarily monitor…...

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Automatic cluster removal helps stops overmiking and speeds up milking.

Milking machine and mastitis [Longread]

The milking machine is unique as it harvests food from a living animal on a regular basis. It must work very efficiently so that cows are milked swiftly with minimal effects on udder health. It is essential that teat heath…...

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Practical ways to control contagious mastitis [Longread]

Contagious mastitis mainly causes subclinical infection resulting in raised somatic cell counts. Cell counts are measured in hundreds of thousands and a cell count of 200,000/ml is commonly referred to as 200. High cell counts are undesirable as they have…...

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About 50% of the Streptococcus uberis isolates have a capsule.

Streptococcus uberis

Streptococcus uberis has become one of the most significant pathogens causing mastitis…. This content is for M²-DIGITAL, M²-PREMIUM and NMC members only.Login or  Join Now and get instant Premium access....

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This cow has four cases of mastitis as each quarter is affected

[LONG READ] Practical use of clinical mastitis records

Mastitis is one of the diseases where a detailed analysis of the data is extremely valuable…. This content is for M²-DIGITAL, M²-PREMIUM and NMC members only.Login or  Join Now and get instant Premium access....

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