Theo Lam is manager Research and Development at GD Animal Health Services in The Netherlands. He’s also professor of Applied Ruminant Health Research at the department of Population Health Sciences in the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University.

Effective communication key to successful knowledge transfer

Ten years ago, Dutch researchers Dr. Theo Lam and Dr. Jolanda Jansen were involved in organising a high-level, international conference on udder health and communication in Utrecht. Highlights of the three-day conference included presentations on national mastitis control schemes from…...

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“Judges evaluate top cheeses at the 2019 International Cheese & Dairy Awards”

Quality milk at the heart of award-winning cheese

International Cheese and Dairy Award winners talk milk quality… This content is for M²-DIGITAL, M²-PREMIUM, M²-PARTNERS & NMC members only.Login or  Join Now and get instant Premium access....

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Horn Hafslund’s 12 Norwegian Red cows

Norwegian farmer is world’s top cheese producer

It just goes to show that being the biggest isn’t necessarily best as a small farmer from Norway is officially the best cheese producer in the world. With a herd of only 12 Norwegian Red cows, farmer Jorn Hafslund from…...

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Ibo Furer, the cheese plant manager of Spezialitaten Kaseri, a cheese producing dairy based in Klusen manufacturing

Quality milk essential for quality cheese in Switzerland

Making cheese is big business in Switzerland therefore the onus is on the country’s dairy farmers to produce the highest quality milk they can. In fact, the latest records state there are 22,000 dairy farms in Switzerland, with an average…...

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The cost of mastitis in Canadian dairy herds

On average, mastitis costs Canada’s 12,000 dairy farmers CAD$660 million each year… Around the world, dairy farmers face considerable financial loss due to mastitis. And while most farmers know the direct cost of treatment, many do not consider the overall…...

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German collaborative project works to improve udder health through cell differentiation

A collaborative project in Germany, ZellDiX, is using cell differentiation technology to assess and index udder health within its milk-recording scheme…. This content is for M²-DIGITAL, M²-PREMIUM, M²-PARTNERS & NMC members only.Login or  Join Now and get instant Premium access....

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Picture of the farm where the isolate was obtained from a clinical case of mastitis that was undistinguishable from Strep. uberis in its presentation. © Scott McDougall

New kid on the block: Streptococcus bovimastitidis

For a biologist the discovery of a new species is a significant achievement…. This content is for M²-DIGITAL, M²-PREMIUM, M²-PARTNERS & NMC members only.Login or  Join Now and get instant Premium access....

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Three decision support tools to help detect disease

Early disease detection could lower the enormous economic costs associated with mastitis and metabolic disease. 1. University of Guelph develops a disease-detecting nano biosensor Canadian researchers from the University of Guelph have developed a portable, handheld nano biosensor that detects…...

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The two techniques evaluated were conventional manual asceptic sampling by milking and an experimental sampling technique that tests the teat canal using a sterile cannula (photos).

Research finds that sampling technique impacts bacteriological results

Milk samples offer a greater understanding of the different microbial species that cause mastitis. But what if the bacteria found in milk samples are the result of sampling techniques or environment? Dr. Mari Friman, veterinarian and researcher at the University…...

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