Staphylococcus aureus alpha hemolysis.

Mastitis pathogen updates from the field: perspectives and data from a milk quality lab

Text and pictures: Justine Britten, Udder Health Systems, Boise, Idaho, USA Mastitis is an inflammatory disease of the mammary gland that impacts all food production animals that are reared for milk harvest, but is well-documented as the most widespread and…...

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Romina Zadravec uses all 300 litres of milk produced daily on her farm for cheese production.

High milk quality essential for small Croatian cheese maker

Ensuring milk quality is highly essential to maintain a business for one small dairy farmer and cheesemaker in Croatia particularly as her cow numbers are low…. This content is for M²-DIGITAL, M²-PREMIUM and NMC members only.Login or  Join Now and...

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Dairy conferences enable Kenyan farmers to better understand mastitis and how to manage it on the farm.

Improving milking hygiene in Kenya

Veterinarian Robin Franzon, a graduate from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Liege in Belgium, spent five weeks travelling throughout Kenya to learn about milking routines and spreading knowledge on mastitis prevention and control. What he learned…...

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PhD-student Tiago Tomazi working in the Qualieite FMVZ-USP lab

Characterization of clinical mastitis and antimicrobial use in dairy herds

Epidemiological studies have characterized clinical mastitis occurrence in several countries, especially in herds from Europe and North America. However, the clinical mastitis monitoring indicators, as well as the characterization of antimicrobials used for treatment of this disease, have not been…...

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The Kanevsky laboratory, in collaboration with a variety of partners, is working on a) identification of the mechanisms by which a bovine feed additive enhances immune cell function

Immune modulation and vaccine development

Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of mastitis, a disease estimated to cost the US dairy industry around $2 billion per year but, currently, there are no effective vaccines. Current control of S. aureus infections include proper milking time procedures…...

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Genetic contributions to variation in response to mastitis

Many articles published in the M2-magazine have outlined the benefits of various management strategies aimed at reducing mastitis. Examples of such strategies include, optimal nutrition and housing, a proper milking routine with post-milking disinfection, vaccines and dry-cow therapy. The benefits…...

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Breeding healthier cows with improved immunity

Identifying dairy cows with superior immune response reduces disease occurrence, increases farm profit, improves milk quality as well as safety, and increases animal well-being. In Canada, the High Immune Response (HIR) technology has been developed to identify and select cattle…...

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Bovine mammary anatomy: a lifecycle view

In order to understand the milk production process and mammary disease, it is important to have an appreciation of the organ that makes milk, the udder. This article is focused on bovine mammary anatomy. Embryonic and fetal stages of mammary…...

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HIGH IMMUNE Response Technology

Identifying dairy cows with superior immune response reduces disease occurrence, increases farm profit, improves milk quality as well as safety, and increases animal well-being. In Canada, the High Immune Response (HIR) technology has been developed to identify and select cattle with improved…...

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