Another strong area of use within VetIMPRESS is lameness. Analysis of lameness on a farm is carried out at herd level with the data recorded and imported in the mobility scoring and hoof trimming areas.

George Brownlee, Farmvet Systems and VetIMPRESS

Veterinary surgeon George Brownlee is the principal at Farmvet Systems and VetIMPRESS based in Northern Ireland. M²-magazine spoke to him about the origins of his business and how it has developed since establishment in 2010. M²-magazine | So, how does…...

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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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Virtual National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting 2021 draws milk quality specialists from 24 countries

Text: JoDee Sattler Once again, the National Mastitis Council (NMC) expanded its global presence at its annual meeting. Typically, 25 percent of attendees reside in a country outside of the United States. That number rose to 38 percent in 2021…....

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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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British Mastitis Conference 2020 held as virtual conference for the first time.

Text: Brian Pocknee The 32nd British Mastitis Conference (BMC) was held on 11 November 2020 and, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, was held as a virtual conference for the first time. Unfortunately, the workshop on mastitis data management and…...

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The physiological regulation of milk ejection in dairy cows dictates the optimal milking machine settings and milking routine

Text: Rupert M. Bruckmaier, Veterinary Physiology, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland Milking is one of the most decisive processes in dairy farming. It represents the harvest of the produced milk and thus the main source of income of…...

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The Mastitis Triangle: still relevant today

While dairy equipment, genetics and even pathogens have seen tremendous change over the last decades, not much has changed in terms of mastitis management. Dairy managers who want to produce and harvest healthy milk still need a whole-picture view, taking…...

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Udder health: doing simple things right…

For me, udder health is the outcome of the interaction of many simple things of how cows are managed, such as aspects of milking, milking machine, immunity, environment, and the transition period. Bacteria are everywhere on and around the cow…...

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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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Managing mastitis in large dairy herds in China

Over the past two decades there has been a rapid expansion in dairy cow numbers in China. In 2020, there were just over six million dairy cows. Most people associate China with large dairy herds, but the average herd size…...

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