New challenges, new opportunities

Research and innovations accumulated over decades have advanced the dairy industry with better quality milk and a generally satisfactory sanitary situation as results. However, the treatment of intramammary infections has stayed in the background, with the traditional option of undiscriminating treatment. Recently, the European 2019/6 regulation on pharmaceutical products, particularly antibiotics, has thrown a severe challenge in the face of veterinarians and dairy producers.

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Bovine mastitis, a challenge to dairy cattle farming in Cuba

Mastitis is one of the oldest diseases that currently affects cattle worldwide. In Cuba, in spite of the existence of a program for the control and eradication of this multifactorial disease, it continues to cause enormous economic losses and has serious implications for animal and human health as well as for the production of dairy products.

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