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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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Swabbing teats just before units are attached to check on teat preparation

My approach to reducing clinical mastitis

This is the first of two articles on approaches to reducing clinical mastitis and somatic cell counts that this author has used for many years. It has proved successful provided the farmer engages in the process. Of course, there are…...

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Q-Llet co-owner and veterinarian Demetrio Herrera Mateo in the milking parlour

Q-Llet vet services improves milk quality in Spain

As dairy farms decrease in number but grow in size, management styles shift, and so too does the role of the veterinarian. In Spain, where herd size has increased steadily over the past decades, veterinarians focus on bettering milk quality…...

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Fazenda colorado’s technical farm manager and veterinarian Sergio Soriano.

Brazil’s largest dairy farm talks improving udder health

Brazil’s largest dairy farm, Fazenda Colorado, has been steadily growing since it was first purchased in 1964.But sometimes growth comes with growing pains. For farm technical manager and veterinarian Dr. Sergio Soriano, the farm’s growing pains came in the form…...

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Latvian is the largest farm in Latvia with a capacity of 3,300 cows.

Quantifying long-term yield loss in Latvia

The largest dairy farm in Latvia improves milk sales by €3,000/day simply by addressing mastitis and udder health issues…. 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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Mastitis monitoring in Germany

Effective mastitis control reduces sub clinical and clinical mastitis rates based on lowering new infection rates…. 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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German dairy research center proves selective dry cow therapy is possible

Until recently, blanket dry cow therapy was standard practice… 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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