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Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease
Mastitis is the most expensive disease in the dairy industry. Each clinical case can cost a dairy farmer more than $400 and damages both the cow’s future output as well as her comfort....
What is Mastitis Costing You?
Mastitis costs dairy farms more than any other disease. Control clinical and subclinical infections to improve milk quality and boost profitability, writes Amber Yutzy, Penn State Dairy Extension Educator....
Blanket, Selective, or No Dry Cow Therapy: Which Should I Choose?
Benjamin Enger, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, shares the options for drying off dairy cows and the costs associated with each. ...
Mycoplasma bovis: An emerging global disease
Changes in dairy herd management, primarily herd expansion, have turned mycoplasma mastitis into an emerging disease, writes Dr. Christina Boss, Global Senior Product Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Larger Herds Frequently Yield Lower Somatic Cell Counts in Florida
Scale of production, as well as scale of seasonality, have been two interesting variables when looking at somatic cell counts in milk tanks on Florida dairies. ...
What Story Does Your Culling Pattern Tell You?
If you are culling over a third of your herd then its too much, Virginia farmers are hearing as part of a way to boost profits. ...
Where Halloumi Cheese Comes From
Cypriot dairying takes place in a land of extreme temperatures where a rapidly developing sector is underpinning a £90 million a year cheese segment. ...
How to Limit Cross-Suckling in Calves
Monitoring cross-sucking is worthwhile due to its impact on mastitis, advises the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association....
Mastitis Impacts Follicle Development
A certain type of mastitis has been shown to limit follicle development. ...
Making Dry Off Count: Combating Mastitis
Antibiotic dry cow treatments and internal teat sealants are 'valuable tools' to fight mastitis in high risk herds, New Zealand farmers are being told. ...
Making Better Mastitis Treatment Decisions: Is On-farm Culture Right For Your Dairy?
Mastitis presents stockmen many challenging questions on the subject of treatment duration, type and whether all cows should receive the same treatment, says veterinarian Erin Royster. ...
Proactive Mastitis Management For Cow Longevity
Controlling mastitis has many basic elements, some of which have not changed for decades. However, antibiotic resistance is one rapidly shifting factor that needs addressing. ...
Staph Aureus Mastitis: Have We Learned Anything in 50 Years?
Science has given us a great deal of knowledge about mastitis, but a Missouri veterinarian warns that basic lessons still need to be put into practice....
Mycoplasma Mastitis and Prevention
Tackling mycoplasma mastitis could be key for the future as the relatively rare form of the condition is now believed to be on a fifth of US dairy farms, according to Professor Lawrence K. Fox of Washington State University. ...
 
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