Handling Staphylococcus aureus mastitis

Staphylococcus aureus is the most prevalent contagious mastitis pathogen. The main reservoir for S. aureus is the infected udder. FULL STORY »

New research on mastitis treatment

University of Wisconsin milk quality specialists recently reported the results of a study involving antimicrobial usage on large dairy herds in Wisconsin. FULL STORY »

Manure solids for bedding…does it work?

Stall bedding materials have become increasingly expensive and difficult to find. This situation has prompted many dairy producers to search for more feasible alternatives such as sand or recycled manure solids. FULL STORY »

New factsheet on E.coli mastitis available

The implementation of control measures for contagious mastitis pathogens has successfully reduced the prevalence of these organisms in U.S. dairy herds. However, the control of environmental pathogens remains a daunting task. FULL STORY »

Nominations sought for NMC Award of Excellence

Nominations are now being accepted for the NMC Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control. New this year, the award will be awarded annually to an active National Mastitis Council member for sustained contribution to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension or education, clinical practice, or service to producers. FULL STORY »

NMC hosts mastitis and milk quality meeting in January

The National Mastitis Council (NMC) 51st Annual Meeting will be in St. Pete Beach, Fla. FULL STORY »

Something to think about

Would you fly with a pilot who did not use a checklist? Aviation history tells us that the pilot checklist concept was inspired by a tragic accident on Oct. 30, 1935, when a prototype for the Boeing B-17 crashed during takeoff at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. At first everyone thought that the plane had crashed because it was just too much plane for any single pilot to fly, but upon further investigation the cause of the crash was identified as “pilot error” -- the pilot had neglected one important step before take off. FULL STORY »

Milking robots are growing up

In the 1970s the idea of a machine or robot that could perform all that was necessary to milk a cow without human intervention seemed to most of us either a fantasy or a space age dream! FULL STORY »

Recurrent mastitis

There are few things I hate more than hearing that one of our cows at the Miner Institute has mastitis, except for maybe that one of our cows has mastitis again. FULL STORY »

Bulk tank SCC report

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s CEAH, in conjunction with the USDA AMS and the NMC Milk Quality Monitoring Committee, monitor milk quality in the U.S. using BTSCC data provided by four of the nation’s 10 FMOs. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic use reduced with on-farm mastitis culturing programs

A new multi-state, multi-herd clinical trial confirms that on-farm mastitis culturing programs work to guide strategic treatment decisions for cows with clinical mastitis. FULL STORY »

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