April 19, 2015

understanding mastitis


UW Milk Quality’s video series: Organic Dairy Health Management focuses on animal health issues and management solutions on dairy farms.

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.

influence of milking

Milking Machines and Mastitis Risk: A Storm in a Teatcup

G.A. Mein et al.
Explains the dynamics of teatcup/teat interactions and their likely contribution to new infection rates in commercial herds.

All in the Design

from ‘Ruminations’, by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs livestock technology specialists
Your teat dip cup’s style could affect your herd’s mastitis risk. This article explains proper milking procedures and the ideal teat dip cup.

Advances in Machine Milking: The Influence of Milking on Teat Condition and Mastitis Risk

D.J. Reinemann, Milking Research and Instruction Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Summarizes the milking-related contributors to mastitis risk of most practical interest to dairy advisors along with some suggested diagnostic tools to aid the practitioner in assessing the major contributors.


Premiums, Production and Pails of Milk: How Much Money does Mastitis Cost

Dr. Pamela Ruegg, Dairy Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presents potential profit opportunities associated with increased milk production and increased milk price.

Cost of Mastitis

Dr. John Fetrow, University of Minnesota
Spreadsheet to input your farm numbers to calculate annual losses due to mastitis.

impact on reproduction

Pamela L. Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, Paul Fricke, PhD & Maria Jose Fuenzalida, University of WI, Dept. of Dairy Science, Madison WI
Reviews previous data about the impact of mastitis on reproductive performance and present new data that further defines the role of severity and etiology.

monitoring mastitis

Practical Look at Monitoring Mastitis Control Programs

Dr. Pamela Ruegg, Dairy Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Describes key performance indicators that dairy practitioners can use to monitor mastitis, milk quality and milking performance.

Key Performance Indicator: Milking Systems and Performance

Key Performance Indicator: Microbial Quality Bulk Milk

Key Performance Indicator: Qualitative Bulk Milk Cultures

Key Performance Indicator: Subclinical Mastitis

Key Performance Indicator: Clinical Mastitis