Tag Archives: mastitis

Dairy Sanitation: What’s your Options?

What’s the Issue? Finding a quality dairy sanitation line for all farm applications. Finding the appropriate teat dip for farm specific use What’s the Impact? When more dairy sanitation product is used than necessary, many products become less cost-effective. Not … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (June 10-15): Fly Season

Fly Season What’s the issue? Flies transmit disease and bacteria quickly through a herd. What’s the impact? Flies are the main transmitter of Pinkeye amongst cattle. Pinkeye can be painful and spread rapidly amongst your herd Flies also spread other … Continue reading

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Mastitis: To Treat or Not to Treat?

At PDPW’s Annual Business Conference, Dr. Pam Ruegg spoke on the present challenges against mastitis pathogens, which are vastly different from those 25 years ago. Increasing pathogen diversity changes the criteria for treatments and control programs. Ruegg conducted a study … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Mastitis

“Mastitis is really a simple disease,” Dr. Pamela Ruegg stated during her breakout session at PDPW’s Annual Business Conference. “Mastitis is simply a bacterial infection of the udder. It should be really easy to control; all you have to do … Continue reading

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Detecting Mastitis and Lameness through Behavioral Patterns

According to Dr. Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph, who spoke at the PDPW Annual Business Conference last week in Madison, the dairy industry has tremendous potential in predicting and identifying disease using technology to monitor changes in cow behaviors. He … Continue reading

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Q: What are some guidelines for good udder prep?

A: The goal of good udder prep is to give adequate teat stimulation to maximize oxytocin release for efficient milk let-down, speed and milk out.  The following are some general ideas to consider when putting together your udder prep protocol. … Continue reading

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Q. What can I do to control Staph Aureus and what steps can I take to combat this both in the Dry and Lactating period?

A.  Staphylococcus aureus, a contagious microorganism, is typically found in teat canal keratin and chapped teat skin.  Transmission is by transfer from an infected quarter to uninfected quarters via milking equipment, udder cloths, and/or milker’s hands so a significant part … Continue reading

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