National Mastitis Council’s Current Concepts of Bovine Mastitis is now available in four languages – English, Mandarin, Japanese and Spanish – the most recent translation. An 84-page book for dairy producers, veterinarians, educators, sanitarians, field personnel and consumers, it discusses the basic theories of mastitis prevention, treatment and control.
The book includes an illustration that shows the interactions among the many agents that can cause mastitis, the host (cow) and the environment. The importance of this interaction is reflected in the fact that the practical control of mastitis is either accomplished by reducing the exposure of the mammary gland to mastitis-causing agents or enhancing the resistance of the cow to the disease.
Current Concepts of Bovine Mastitis includes information, photographs and illustrations, regarding intramammary pathogen sources and transmission, the course of mastitis and mastitis control and treatment methods. In addition, it contains the latest practices to help milk quality professionals prevent, control and treat mastitis. The Spanish version also includes a glossary.
To order the book (in English or Spanish), which costs $30 for NMC members and $35 for non-members, plus shipping, mail, fax or e-mail your order to: National Mastitis Council, 126 West Main Street, New Prague, MN 56071 USA, fax: (952) 758-5813, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Concepts of Bovine Mastitis was NMC’s first publication. Thousands of copies have been distributed around the world.
NMC is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world.