Source: National Mastitis Council Proper milking procedures, attention to detail, and a clean environment are required to minimize mastitis and maximize production of quality milk. Milking should be done by people who are responsible, trained, conscientious, and have a clear...
Source: National Mastitis Council Introduction Pathogenic microorganisms that most frequently cause mastitis can be divided into two groups based on their source: environmental pathogens and contagious pathogens. The major contagious pathogens are Streptococcus agalactiae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Mycoplasma spp. With the exception...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Vanessa Taylor – Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/OMAFRA Teat condition scoring is a valuable tool that has virtually no cost. Teat condition scoring, particularly on the teat end,...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 4.7 Supernumerary (also referred to as extra, sprig or web) teats may be found as extensions of a primary teat,...
Mastitis Hurts “Mastitis is like an iceberg – effects float with only a fraction of their bulk above the water” Sigmund Freud quote, altered to fit mastitis in cattle. This wouldn’t be a mastitis article if I didn’t mention that mastitis is...
Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? The University of Saskatchewan Rayner Dairy herd recently experienced a Salmonella Dublin outbreak. S. Dublin poses significant risk to the health and productivity of dairy, veal, and beef herds,...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Jack Rodenburg - Dairy Cattle Production Systems Program Lead/OMAFRA Every dairy producer has cattle that are too fat or too thin for their stage of lactation. Failure to recognize...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Brian Lang, Veal Specialist/OMAFRA The success of colostrum feeding to calves is built on four critical components: Timing - How quickly the calf receives colostrum after birth. Quantity - How...

Mastitis Bacteria

Source: Canadian Bovine Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Network Contagious and Environmental Bacteria The main bacteria responsible for causing mastitis can be divided in two categories: contagious bacteria and environmental bacteria. This distinction is very useful since it helps in taking...
EARLY DETECTION FOR BETTER HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE OUTCOMES. Zoetis Canada is launching SmartBowTM, an industry-leading, artificial intelligent ear tag monitor system that uses the movement of a cow’s ear to determine her health, heat, feeding behaviour and location in real...
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