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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The host-pathogen interaction of ecologically diverse coagulase-negative staphylococci in bovine mastitis, with a focus on prolactin

The goal of this doctoral dissertation is to describe host-pathogen interactions between heifers and ecologically diverse CNS species and strains, in order to explain the dichotomy between host-adapted and environmental CNS. In light of the apparent increased milk yield in…...

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Today, Mallard and her team are working on related research projects to improve the health of beef cattle, pigs and horses.

High Immune Response technology improves genetics and herd health

Not including production losses, it is estimated that mastitis can cost more than CND $100 per animal per case…. 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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Use of pre and post dipping during the milking routine

I. Impact of Pre-dipping products. A. Fight against bacterial contamination With the decrease in mastitis caused by contagious organisms such as Staph. aureus and Strep. agalactiae, concern has increased regarding mastitis caused by environmental microorganisms. The main objective of the…...

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Dr Michael Farre (centre) discusses milking techniques and milk quality with parlour staff.

Dr. Michael Farre, SEGES, Denmark

Dr Michael Farre is the senior specialist veterinarian at SEGES Livestock Innovation, the national advisory centre in Denmark, which is responsible for research projects in milk quality and udder health, as well as dairy extension work. He holds a Doctor…...

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Dr. Anja Sipka collecting and evaluating milk samples at the dairy farm for milk leukocyte differentiation.

Understanding and preventing mastitis in dairy cows – Immune regulation in the mammary gland

The immune system of the dairy cow is a much-studied subject but despite growing effort a lot of key mechanisms regulating mastitis remain enigmatic…. This content is for M²-DIGITAL, M²-PREMIUM, M²-PARTNERS & NMC members only.Login or  Join Now and get...

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