Efficacy of vaccination on Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci intramammary infection dynamics in 2 dairy herds

Mastitis is one of the most frequently occurring and costly diseases in dairy cows. Several preventative strategies have been applied to minimize the incidence of bovine mastitis, including optimization of milking procedures and milking hygiene, antibiotic therapies, vaccinations, segregation, and …

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Bertjan Westerlaan, Vetvice, The Netherlands “Farmers need to work in a very structured way!“ (Part 1)

Veterinarian Bertjan Westerlaan is one of four partners in Dutch company Vetvice. Vetvice provides practical information on cow housing and husbandry to dairy farmers worldwide – and to their advisers and suppliers. Vetvice aims to maximize the health and welfare…...

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Veterinary diagnostics in Ireland (part 2)

In the Republic of Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) operates a group of six veterinary diagnostic laboratories: one large central laboratory on the outskirts of Dublin city and five smaller regional laboratories near Athlone, Cork,…...

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Veterinary diagnostics in Ireland (part 1)

In the Republic of Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) operates a group of six veterinary diagnostic laboratories: one large central laboratory on the outskirts of Dublin city and five smaller regional laboratories near Athlone, Cork,…...

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A series of epidemiological studies performed in the past decade indicate that mastitis, clinical or subclinical, has negative effects on reproductive performance of dairy cows.

The effect of mastitis on reproductive performance

Mastitis and infertility are the two most common disease complexes in dairy cattle worldwide. Both are multifactorial in nature, are a major reason for culling and have profound negative effects on the profitability of a farm…. This content is for...

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Milk quality control in Flanders

The NMC Regional meeting in Ghent had a review of the history of milk quality in Flanders stretching back over 50 years. The presentation was given by Luc De Meulemeester who is in charge of the Milk Control Centre in…...

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