Content tagged "dairy cattle:mastitis and milking management"

Reference Guide for Mastitis-Causing Bacteria

Dairy Updated: July 07, 2017

  The reference guide for mastitis-causing bacteria below was developed to provide a succinct yet comprehensive summary of the major classes of bacteria that...

Dairy Cattle Mastitis and Milking Management

Dairy Updated: July 05, 2017

Mastitis in dairy cattle can result in potential losses in milk production, milk income, and milk quality bonuses. Understanding the many aspects of dairy...

Mastitis From Start to Finish: Featured Videos

Dairy Updated: January 03, 2017

Mastitis is one of the more renowned health issues for dairy cattle. Affecting cattle health, production, and milk quality, mastitis can have a huge economic...

Responsible Use of Antibiotics for Treatment of Clinical Mastitis

Dairy Updated: October 26, 2015

Mastitis is the most common disease of dairy cows and the most common reason that cows are treated with antibiotics (Pol and Ruegg, 2007; Saini et al.,...

Vaccination against Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis in Dairy Cattle

Dairy Updated: July 02, 2015

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Staphylococcus...

Teat Disinfection Facts

Dairy Updated: April 30, 2014

View article in Spanish: Hechos Sobre la Desifección de Los Pezones.The rate of new udder infection is related to the number of mastitis-causing pathogens on...

Antimicrobial Resistance: Implications for Human and Animal Health on Dairy Farms

Dairy Updated: March 29, 2013

Antimicrobial resistance is a major concern to physicians, veterinarians, producers, and consumers worldwide because resistance can render some diseases such...

On-Farm Culture: Role in Mastitis and Impact on Antimicrobial Use

Dairy Updated: March 29, 2013

Mastitis is the most common and costly infectious disease of dairy cattle worldwide and is most frequently bacterial in origin (Erskine et al., 2003; Halasa...

Best Management Practices to Reduce Mastitis and Improve Milk Quality

Dairy Updated: August 27, 2012

Production of maximum quantities of high-quality milk is an important goal of every dairy operation. Poor milk quality affects all segments of the dairy...

How to Beat That Summer Heat!

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

When you think about it, dairy producers impose a lot of stress on their cattle. Cows are bred to calve once a year or so; they are pregnant for 9 months and...

Making Better Treatment Decisions for Managing Clinical Mastitis

Dairy Updated: April 19, 2012

Although considerable progress has been made in controlling contagious mastitis, intramammary infection continues to be the most frequently occurring and...

Effect of a Pour-On and Fly Tag Insecticide Combination in Controlling Horn Flies and Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis in Dairy Heifers

Dairy Updated: February 13, 2012

In addition to documented losses in production due to lower weaning weights and reduced milk production in cattle (Kunz et al., 1991), horn flies (Haematobia...

Are U.S. Dairy Farms Ready for a Drop in the SCC Legal Limit?

Dairy Updated: January 11, 2012

With a potential reduction in the legal limit for bulk tank somatic cell counts looming in the future to improve milk quality, how well have U.S. producers...

Vaccinating for Coliform Mastitis: Buying the Right Insurance Policy

Dairy Updated: December 02, 2011

Commercial J5 bacterins are formulated with a mutant strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O111:B4 (Rc mutant) lacking the “O” antigen capsule of the cell...

Serratia spp.—A Practical Summary for Controlling Mastitis

Dairy Updated: December 02, 2011

The implementation of control measures for contagious mastitis pathogens has successfully reduced the prevalence of these organisms in U.S. dairy herds....

Klebsiella spp.—A Practical Summary for Controlling Mastitis

Dairy Updated: December 02, 2011

The implementation of control measures for contagious mastitis pathogens has successfully reduced the prevalence of these organisms in U.S. dairy herds....

The Value and Use of Dairy Herd Improvement Somatic Cell Count

Dairy Updated: December 21, 2010

View this article in Spanish: El Valor y Uso del Mejoramiento del Conteo Celular Somático del Hato Lechero. Mastitis is the most costly dairy cattle disease....

The Role of Milking Equipment in Mastitis

Dairy Updated: December 21, 2010

The goal for any dairy farm should be to deliver a high-quality product that has consumer appeal. The objective of any herd's milk management program should...

Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis: Cause, Detection, and Control

Dairy Updated: December 21, 2010

Staphylococcus aureus causes one of the most common types of chronic mastitis. Though some cows may flare up with clinical mastitis (especially after...

Relationship Between the Use of Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (Posilac®) in Dairy Cows and the Incidence of Clinical Mastitis

Dairy Updated: December 21, 2010

Mastitis is a complex, multi-factorial disease. A number of bacterial agents have been identified as causing mastitis in the dairy cow. Management and...

Questions and Answers About Pre-Dipping

Dairy Updated: December 21, 2010

View this article in Spanish:Preguntas y respuestas sobre el uso del pre-selladoMany mastitis control experts advocate pre-dipping. It is one more weapon...

Mycoplasma Mastitis

Dairy Updated: December 21, 2010

Mycoplasma mastitis is a threat to herd health.1,2Mycoplasmas are highly contagious organisms that can infect the mammary gland and result in a severe case...

Milking Management Systems: What Your Computer Can Tell You

Dairy Updated: December 21, 2010

As with any parameter to be monitored on dairy farms, the analysis of input values must be kept in context with the farm’s management goals and objectives. ...

Mastitis Detection, Prevention, and Control in Dairy Replacement Heifers

Dairy Updated: December 21, 2010

Replacement heifers, whether they are raised on the farm, purchased from other dairies, or contract-raised by growers, are critical to herd productivity...

Importance of Dry Cow Management in the Control of Mastitis

Dairy Updated: December 21, 2010

The udder of the dairy cow requires a nonlactating, or rest period, prior to calving in order to optimize milk production in the subsequent lactation. This...

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