Oct. 10 2021
The analysis of milk flow dynamics can provide valuable information for improving both milking efficiency and udder health. Among the numerous measures of milk flow, bimodality has been used extensive
Sept. 23 2021
Food safety is a major concern for the consumer. As veterinarians, we prescribe and dispense most medicines, and we have a responsibility to ensure that our farmer clients and their employees the correct...
July 19 2021
An effective milking routine relies on multiple quality control factors working together successfully; trained employees, functioning equipment, and clean cows are the big ones we might think about
May 10 2021
What would be your first thought while standing at the palpation rail for routine pregnancy checks if you saw cows running by, back to their pen, udders full, streaming milk?
May 10 2021
consumers expect safe and wholesome milk that is free from medicine residues. On the flip side, cows get sick and need treatment, and it is almost impossible to avoid using medicines in any dairy herd
April 15 2021
For the fourth straight year, somatic cell counts were under 200,000 cells per milliliter for U.S. herds enrolled in Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) testing plans
April 15 2021
Over the last century, milk production in dairy cows has climbed dramatically. Along the way, udder and teat conformation have changed just as substantially
March 25 2021
High milk production brings new challenges, one of them being the beginning of the dry-off period
March 22 2021
We’ve seen firsthand over the past year that disease is anything but simple. While we’ve been experiencing it for ourselves, the same is true for illnesses in our dairy animals
March 22 2021
For New York dairy farmer Jim Davenport, a hoe is one of the most important tools on his dairy. It helps him maintain a 33,583 cells per milliliter (mL) average annual somatic cell count (SCC)
March 15 2021
A combination of factors contributes to high-quality milk, but for New York dairy farmer Jim Davenport, he believes a low somatic cell count begins at the teat level
March 10 2021
Jim Davenport, a dairy farmer from Ancramdale, N.Y., presents “Clean cows make clean milk.”
March 8 2021
Jim Davenport, a dairy farmer from Ancramdale, N.Y., presents “Clean cows make clean milk.” According to Davenport, “The most important contact surface on the dairy is the teat and the cow attached to...
Feb. 18 2021
Antibiotic usage and antibiotic resistance are two topics that continue to generate concern throughout the world’s food and medical communities
Jan. 11 2021
“We always say prevention is key to milk quality,” said Penn State Extension educator Greg Strait. “We try to help cure the problem . . . but we want to prevent that problem when we arrive...
Dec. 29 2020
There are about 100 organisms that can cause infections in the udders of dairy cows. Selecting the best path of management for an individual case of mastitis starts with knowing what type of bacteria
Dec. 15 2020
often, we do the same thing time and time again out of habit. We can get comfortable with familiar treatments and be reluctant to change, or perhaps we don’t even assess how well they are working
Oct. 26 2020
When it comes to mastitis, milk culturing can answer a very important question: “Are we dealing with contagious or environmental organisms?”
Oct. 13 2020
Mastitis management through milk culturespresented by Mike Zurakowski, D.V.M., Quality Milk Production Servicessponsored by OzoleaMike Zurakowski, D.V.M., with Cornell University’s Animal Health...
May 14 2020
The numbers are in . . . the national bulk tank climbed to a 3.92% milkfat average in 2019. That’s up from 3.89% just one year earlier