Mastitis in Dairy News
News published on August 29, 2016:
The 6th IDF International Mastitis conference will report innovative research and other advances in understanding, treatment and prevention of mastitis worldwide.
The event will be held at at “la...
News published on August 16, 2016:
The Dairy Focus Team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed the Dairy Focus Somatic Cell Count Calculator, which allows producers to analyze their test day milk numbers and take appropr...
News published on June 30, 2016:
For more than seven years, Professor François Malouin has been developing a vaccine against bovine mastitis. Now, the result of that research is a license agreement with the multinational Bayer that may ...
News published on October 15, 2014:
Dairy cattle with enhanced immune responses not only have lower incidents of disease, but may also produce more bioactive compounds in their colostrum that are critical to newborn calves and are beneficial in f...
Ontario Veterinary College
News published on December 15, 2008:
There is nothing more frustrating than having a good (or bad for that matter) cow calve and get clinical mastitis during her period of peak production. Not only is it frustrating, it is also very costly. On a t...
University of Minnesota Dairy Extension
News published on November 21, 2008:
Prototheca are colorless algae that can cause mastitis in dairy cattle. They are widespread in housing areas, pens and pastures used by dairy cattle. Most infections are clinical and remain as chronic infection...
University of Wisconsin-Extension bulletin
News published on October 22, 2008:
Various agents and mechanisms can alter the condition of the teats of dairy cows. The alterations in teat end condition can occur over a short, medium or long term. The primary short term (ie a single milking) ...
University of California Davis
News published on September 23, 2008:
It is the most common infectious disease in farmed animals. Around one million cases occur each year in the UK. It is painful, occasionally life threatening, and costs the dairy industry £200m every year in los...
News published on September 10, 2008:
Dairy farmers often comment that pushing cows for production leads to more mastitis from stress. While it's probably true that as production climbs some herds do begin to have more environmental mastitis, it's ...
News published on July 3, 2008:
Milking a dairy cow with a low somatic cell count (SCC) gives you the largest volume of high-quality milk with the greatest efficiency. A herd full of low-SCC cows would be what you want.However, producers freq...