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...
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: 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,...
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: 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...
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,...

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...
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...
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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