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Cattle Industry News By Category: Mastitis

26 May 2022
New initiative smooths the way for better mastitis control
The Mastitis Pattern Analysis Tool analyses SCC, clinical mastitis treatment records...
18 May 2022
Monitor 10 mastitis control points for best milk quality
Mastitis is the most common and costly disease affecting dairy cows, ranking within the top two reasons for early removal of cows within US dairy herds. This disease affects cow welfare and causes significant economic losses through decreased milk yield,...
10 February 2022
20 January 2022
China 2021 soy imports rise from US, fall from Brazil
Total soybean exports to China were down 3.8% last year...
07 December 2021
Research shows duplication in vitamin D gene leads to more mastitis
Given the negative consequences of clinical mastitis, unravelling genetic variants underlying in this trait has been a prime interest for animal breeders....
24 November 2021
Diagnostics Role in Selective Dry Cow Therapy
Dry Cow Management Protocols Vary Around the World...
30 August 2021
Diagnosing bovine mastitis: Real-Time PCR offers fast results
When mastitis is circulating in your herd, time can make a big difference. ...
26 August 2021
Animal health firm Anifera to conduct in-depth bovine mastitis studies
Anifera plans to develop compounds that can improve the efficacy of antibiotics as part of extended studies into mastitis. ...
23 August 2021
Whitepaper: PCR vs bacterial culture for mastitis – who wins?
Bacterial culture has long been the standard method of pathogen identification for bovine mastitis. ...
09 July 2021
Switch to Conventional Parlor Boosts Herd Health
Robotic milking is often hailed as the future of dairy farming, but it doesn't suit every system - and conventional parlors can produce better results....
09 June 2021
The importance of sensitivity and specificity in diagnosing bovine mastitis
Have you ever received a “no growth” result in a bacterial culture when trying to diagnose mastitis? ...
12 April 2021
Creating a biosecurity plan for my dairy farm
Biosecurity is an everyday practice on most pig and poultry operations, but is it standard practice on your dairy farm? We spoke to the team at Neogen to learn more about biosecurity best management practices. ...
21 January 2021
Queens University announces new project to tackle AMR and bovine mastitis
A new research project from Queens University Belfast hopes to tackle mastitis and reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in diary cattle, potentially curbing the overuse of antibiotics that contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance...
13 October 2020
What are the key farming issues in the upcoming US election?
Despite President Trump enjoying wide support among US farmers, some have reservations about the impact his trade policies on crop prices and international movement of US farm products....
05 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures break winning streak
US live cattle futures sank on 4 August, reversing five straight sessions of gains....
04 February 2020
14 November 2019
New Research: Milking Three Times in Two Days?
Looking for information on milking three times in two days? This research programme will investigate the human, animal and pasture response to milking three times in two days (3-in-2). ...
09 January 2019
Antibiotic resistance: what is animal agriculture's role?
Dr Scott McDougall, professor at Massey University and research veterinarian at a private veterinary practice in New Zealand, spoke at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council about the growing concern of resistance stemming from the...
19 December 2018
Bedding material can impact mastitis risk
Dr Sandra Godden, professor at the University of Minnesota and speaker at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council in Milan, Italy, spoke about the importance of reducing bacteria counts in bedding and therefore reducing the risk for...
28 November 2018
Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
07 November 2018
Research: Can new marker identify mastitis resistance?
New research to study what genetically separates dairy cows that are more resistant to mastitis versus those that are more susceptible has identified a new marker that could be the key, according to Dr. Gina Pighetti, associate professor at the University...
18 September 2018
New Research Shows Selective Dry Cow Therapy Reduces Microbial Resistance
Research investigating selective dry cow antibiotic therapy was a highlight at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council, according to Dr. Ivan Leyva-Baca, veterinarian and product application specialist with Thermo Fisher Scientific....
Thermo Fisher Scientific launches qPCR-based kit for quick detection of mastitis pathogens in dairy herds
VetMAX MastiType Multi qPCR Kit identifies 15 most significant mastitis-causing pathogens in three hours....
12 September 2018
New Tool Developed to Help Dairy Farmers Proactively Manage Mastitis
UK - A new tool to help dairy farmers make better decision about mastitis management in their herds has been launched today, at UK Dairy Day. ...
05 September 2018
Can You Visibly Detect Contagious Mastitis in Your Herd?
Contagious mastitis is often subclinical, so it's very difficult to detect with the naked eye, says Dr. John Middleton, professor at the University of Missouri, during an interview at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council held in...
13 August 2018
Time for Dairies to Switch from Blanket Dry Cow Therapy To Selective Therapy?
Dairies in the Netherlands are required by law to use selective dry cow therapy. The idea was to reduce antibiotic use, however, the industry has been surprised by the unexpected benefits they've experienced on-farm. ...
26 July 2018
First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
16 July 2018
Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches VetMAX MastiType qPCR Kits for Faster, Easier Mastitis Diagnosis
New multiplex qPCR kits enable veterinarians and farmers to take fast, well-informed action....
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