Switching to robotic milking: how to prepare for success

Ever since the installation of the first commercial milking robot in 1992, automatic milking has been on the rise. According to industry estimates, there are currently over 35.000 operational milking robot units in dairy farms across the globe. The largest…...

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Bedding management: First point of action in environmental mastitis

What are the goals of good bedding management? Are we clear about all the systems and materials available? Do you check the status of bedding materials when doing your milk quality visits? Dr. Oriol Franquesa shared with us the answers to these questions…...

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Another strong area of use within VetIMPRESS is lameness. Analysis of lameness on a farm is carried out at herd level with the data recorded and imported in the mobility scoring and hoof trimming areas.

George Brownlee, Farmvet Systems and VetIMPRESS

Veterinary surgeon George Brownlee is the principal at Farmvet Systems and VetIMPRESS based in Northern Ireland. M²-magazine spoke to him about the origins of his business and how it has developed since establishment in 2010. M²-magazine | So, how does…...

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From feces to milk, bovine non-aureus staphylococci are everywhere

Text and picture: Ameline Wuytack Non-aureus staphylococci (NAS) are worldwide the most common cause of intramammary infection (IMI) in lactating cows. This heterogeneous group of bacteria consists of 54 species of which at least 42 have been isolated from bovine-associated…...

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Subclinical Mycoplasma bovis udder infection impairs udder health and decreases milk production

Mycoplasma (M.) bovis belongs to the Mollicute genus bacteria, which lack a cell wall and are the smallest self-replicating bacteria with a parasitic way of life. M. bovis is categorised as contagious mastitis pathogen causing both clinical and subclinical mastitis…....

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British Mastitis Conference 2020 held as virtual conference for the first time.

Text: Brian Pocknee The 32nd British Mastitis Conference (BMC) was held on 11 November 2020 and, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, was held as a virtual conference for the first time. Unfortunately, the workshop on mastitis data management and…...

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