Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on more than 65 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.
The name, Zoetis, has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our ompany’s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.
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- Do you want to know the basics about the milking machine? | video part2In this Quick video talk session, Rafael Ortega explains very briefly the second part of the milking machine. Focusing on the importance of liners, pulsation and vacuum level, or as he calls it “The Triad”, and the role that these factors play in the prevention of bovine mastitis.
- Current knowledge and application of biosecurity in cattleBiosecurity is defined as the combination of all measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of disease agents between animals. As such, the implementation of biosecurity is an important tool to accomplish disease prevention on cattle farms. It contributes to animal and public health and welfare, but it can also improve economic results and lower antimicrobial use and resistance.
- Stem cell research shows promise as natural mastitis treatmentMastitis remains the single most challenging infectious disease faced by dairy farmers across the world. Producers and herd managers rely on a series of approaches to control and treat mastitis, including genetic selection, environmental management, nutrition, and selective dry cow therapy. In combination with strict hygiene protocol and other treatments, such as the use of teat sealants, headway can be made. Yet, mastitis persists. For the most part, veterinarians and dairy farmers have relied on antibiotics to treat mastitis. While they do work, they do not repair the tissue damage caused by infection, which can lead to abnormal and decreased milk production. Amid rising resistance to antibiotics, it is ever more important to find new and novel solutions for treatment.
- Interview with Dr Greg KeefeDr Greg Keefe is Dean at the Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada. M2 magazine asked Dr Keefe about his education, his work at the University and at the Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research and Milk Quality Network; and about life outside of academia.
- Patterns of mastitis indicators during a clinical mastitis episodeMastitis 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.
- Canadian dairy farm receives top milk quality awardsTiny Acres Holsteins in Prince Edward Island, Canada was the proud recipient of not one, but two prestigious milk quality awards this year. Owner Wade Bryanton and his son Logan attribute their success to a strong nutrition program and genomics, as well as to the dedication and commitment of their employees and herd health management team. They work closely with their veterinarian and nutritionist, and are consistently in Canada’s top-five genetic Holstein herds. Wade Bryanton shares his management strategy and explains how they’ve reached and maintained such high standards of excellence.
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Zoetis provides a diverse portfolio of animal health products and services for dairy cattle. Zoetis also works with dairy farmers and veterinarians around the world to help them make informed decisions that contribute to improving the health of their herd and maximize the potential and profitability of their dairy operation under sustainable conditions.