preliminary papers

Perceptions of Disease by Organic Dairy Producers

P.L. Ruegg et al., Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presents new information about perception of disease by farmers on conventional herds that utilize confinement and intensive grazing practices and contrasts outcomes with similar herds that are certified organic dairy producers.

Treatment of Disease by Organic Dairy Farmers

P.L. Ruegg et al., Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presents new information about treatments used for ill animals on small dairy herds and contrasts treatments usage among conventional herds that utilize confinement and intensive grazing practices with similar herds that are certified organic producers.

Use of Veterinarian on Organic Dairy Farms

P.L. Ruegg et al., Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presents new information about usage of veterinarians on small dairy herds and contrast veterinary usage among conventional herds that utilize confinement and intensive grazing practices with similar herds that are certified organic producers.

peer-reviewed journal articles

Assessment of herd management on organic and conventional dairy farms in the United States

Stiglbauer, K.E., K.M. Cicconi-Hogan, R. Richert, Y.N. Schukken, P.L. Ruegg and M. Gamroth. 2013.
J. Dairy Sci. 96: 1290-1300.

Management factors associated with veterinary usage by organic and conventional dairy farms

Richert, R.M., K. M. Cicconi, M. J. Gamroth, Y.H. Schukken, K. E. Stiglbauer, and P. L. Ruegg. 2013.
J Am Vet Med Assoc 242: 1732-1743.

Risk factors for clinical mastitis, ketosis, and pneumonia in dairy cattle on organic and small conventional farms in the United States

Richert, R.M., , K. M. Cicconi , M. J. Gamroth , Y. H. Schukken , K. E. Stiglbauer , and P. L. Ruegg. 2013.
J. Dairy Sci. 96: 4269-4285.

Associations of risk factors with somatic cell count in bulk tank milk on organic and conventional dairy farms in the United States

Cicconi-Hogan, K.M., M. Gamroth , R. M. Richert , P. L. Ruegg , K. E. Stiglbauer  and Y. H. Schukken. 2013.
J. Dairy Sci. 96: 3689-3702.

Perceptions and risk factors for lameness on organic and small conventional dairy farms

R. Richert, K.M. Cicconi, M.J. Gamroth, Y.H. Schukken, K.E. Stiglbauer, P.L. Ruegg. 2013.
J. Dairy Sci. 96: 5018-5026.

Risk factors associated with bulk tank standard plate count, bulk tank coliform count, and the presence of Staphylococcus aureus on organic and conventional dairy farms in the United States

Published online: 21 October 2013 K.M. Cicconi-Hogan, M. Gamroth, R. Richert, P.L. Ruegg, K.E. Stiglbauer, Y.H. Schukken DOI: 10.3168/jds.2012-6505.

Comparison of selected animal observations and management practices used to assess welfare of calves and adult dairy cows on organic and conventional dairy farms
M. A. Bergman, R. M. Richert, K. M. Cicconi-Hogan, M. J. Gamroth, Y. H. Schukken, K. E. Stiglbauer, and P. L. Ruegg
J. Dairy Sci. 97: 1-12.

fact sheets

Microsoft Word - health and management factsheet.docx

Microsoft Word - vet factsheet.docxMicrosoft Word - somatic cell count factsheet.docxMicrosoft Word - mastitis factsheet.docx

Microsoft Word - factsheet 5.docx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. Assessment of Herd Health and Management on Organic Dairy Farms
2. Where are the Veterinarians on Organic Farms?
3. No Veterinarian? Could Mean Higher Somatic Cell Counts for Your Organic Dairy Herd
4. Occurrence and Treatment of Mastitis on Organic Dairy Farms
5. The Risks of Disease Perception on Organic and Small Conventional Dairy Farms

proceeding papers

Treatments Used on Organic Dairy Farms

P.L. Ruegg, R. Richert, Y. Schukken, K. Cicconi-Hogan, M. Gamroth and K. Stiglbauer

videos

Animal Health Regulations for Organic Dairy Herds

Dr. Pamela Ruegg outlines key health regulations from the USDA National Organic Program and the FDA for organic producers.

Subclinical Mastitis in Dairy Cows

Dr. Pamela Ruegg from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is back discussing the occurrence of subclinical mastitis in dairy cows.

Clinical Mastitis in Dairy Cows

In this segment, Dr. Pamela Ruegg discusses the causes of clinical mastitis in dairy herds and outlines monitoring and management strategies to reduce occurrence.

Managing Cows with Chronic Mastitis

In this episode of UW Milk Quality’s ongoing video series, Dr. Pamela Ruegg discusses how to prevent and manage cows that develop chronic mastitis infections.