Clean housing conditions are crucial to the success of selective dry cow therapy programs - © Melanie Epp

German dairy research center proves selective dry cow therapy is possible

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Ubrocare.com: Experts in mastitis

As part of the Ubrocare program for the mastitis prevention and treatment, Boehringer Ingelheim has recently launched Ubrocare.com. This is an innovative multidevice website through which you will be able to become an expert in mastitis!… This content is for...

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The data suggests that there is not necessarily a relationship between the number of bacteria in bedding and in bulk milk.

Does RMS bedding deteriorate milk quality or udder health?

Risks, benefits and optimal management of recycled manure solids for use as bedding. The use of recycled manure solids (RMS) as bedding in dairy operations offers significant advantages in terms of comfort and overall costs. Animal by-products (ABPs), however, have…...

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OSaM developed a website to share information on how to tackle mastitis, as well as practical tools for improving udder health.

OSaM, Southern Belgium observatory for udder health

In 2001, the “Observatoire de la Santé Mammoire” (OSaM) was formed in Southern Belgium. The group was designed in response to the elevation of somatic cell counts (SCC) in herds registered to Dairy Herd Improvement programs. OSaM is a collaboration…...

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Variability in milk out can be costly for mastitis and for the financial return of the farmer

New Zealand’s PureMilk mastitis consultancy lowers clinical mastitis levels

PureMilk Mastitis Consultancy is a specialised consultancy service that provides solutions for dairy farmers and veterinarians dealing with mastitis issues. Headquartered in New Zealand, the company is owned by three veterinarians, Dr. Adrian Joe, Dr. Steve Cranefield and Dr. Ian…...

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David Tisdall explains the importance of the prudent use of antimicro

Using medicines audits to reduce the risk of AMR

In the United Kingdom, all antimicrobials licensed for use in food-producing animals are prescription only and may only be administered following a clinical assessment and diagnoses by a veterinarian. Although the veterinarians may not be administering the drugs themselves, it is…...

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A series of epidemiological studies performed in the past decade indicate that mastitis, clinical or subclinical, has negative effects on reproductive performance of dairy cows.

The effect of mastitis on reproductive performance

Mastitis and infertility are the two most common disease complexes in dairy cattle worldwide. Both are multifactorial in nature, are a major reason for culling and have profound negative effects on the profitability of a farm…. This content is for...

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