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More Information Regarding Mastitis

A collection of useful resources from around the web.

Web Pages

Careful Targeting Reduces Mastitis: DairyCo
Becky Floate from The Dairy Group discusses why control plans are important tools when managing mastitis.

Mastitis in Dairy Cows: DairyCo
A selection of detailed, easy to follow, pages produced by DairyCo about mastitis. Pages include the DairyCo mastitis control plan, pathogens - the cause of mastitis, symptoms of mastitis, working arena - prevention of infection, records/tools, and 5 point plan - mastitis prevention.

Mastitis: Organic Vet
The organic vet page gives a detailed overview of the condition, methods of control and prevention, treatment options, welfare considerations and good practice in relation to mastitis; giving reference to scientific publications.

Technical Notes

Mastitis Control and Management (Modules): NADIS
NADIS have produced two sets of five short bulletins to form an educational module focusing on preventing the control and management of mastitis within the herd.

  • Module 1
  1. Part 1: The Importance of Mastitis
  2. Part 2: The Bacteria
  3. Part 3: Getting The Most From Cell Counts
  4. Part 4: Detecting and Treating Clinical Mastitis
  5. Part 5: Bactoscan Problems and Solutions

  • Module 2
  1. Part 6: Good Parlour Routine
  2. Part 7: Teat Disinfection
  3. Part 8: Dry Cow Therapy
  4. Part 9: The Milking Machine
  5. Part 10: Environmental Mastitis

 

PowerPoints

"The Udder Doctor" - Producing Quality Milk and Reducing Mastitis
Presented by Dr Andy Johnson at a meeting organised by DairyCo in association with Myerscough College in 2011. Dr Andy Johnson, also known as the ‘The Udder Doctor’, is a vet from Wisconsin.

Podcasts

Mastitis in Dairy Herds: Scottish Agricultural College
'Livestock productivity is hugely influenced by animal health and welfare and in dairy herds mastitis is one of the biggest challenges to productivity.'

Videos

DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan - With Professor Green: DairyCoAHDB
DairyCo webinar with Professor Green of Nottingham University. This episode explain the key findings from the final report on the DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan years 1-3. Taken from a live broadcast.

Milk Sampling for Mastitis Bacteriology: Westpoint Vets
A look at the correct technique for taking good quality milk samples for bacteriology, and a look behind the scenes at the Westpoint Veterinary Group laboratory

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