Patterns of mastitis indicators during a clinical mastitis episode

Mastitis is one the most common and costly diseases of dairy cattle, hence widely studied globally. It is the inflammation of one or more quarters of the mammary glands, mostly caused by various microorganisms. Based on whether gross changes in milk (such as watery, serous, or purulent milk, presence of clots, flakes, or blood), gross changes in the udder (such as painful or inflamed udder) and animal are seen or not, mastitis is categorized either into clinical or subclinical. With the introduction of Automatic Milking Systems (AMS), the sensors can measure milk parameters every time the cow goes for milking.

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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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