March 7 2024
Despite the progress made in udder health, mastitis is still the most common disease of dairy cattle. In fact, 20% to 40% of cows develop a clinical case each lactation, said Pam Ruegg during the National...
Feb. 26 2024
When we find abnormal milk, a hard quarter, or both in a cow, we are detecting the inflammation that comes with mastitis
Feb. 22 2024
It seems elementary, but it’s an important fact to remember when we’re aiming to produce high-quality milk and maintain udder health: The way pathogens infect the udder is through the teat...
Jan. 18 2024
The authors are a graduate student and a professor at the University of Calgary. Co-contributors include Kayley D. McCubbin, Julia Bodaneze, Ben Caddey, Waseem Shaukat, Diego Nobrega, Jeroen De Buck
Dec. 29 2023
The dairy industry does an outstanding job ensuring that milk for consumers is free of antibiotic residues
Sept. 25 2023
Both domestically and overseas, the standards for the type of milk processors want to buy have become more stringent
Sept. 11 2023
Gaining a competitive advantage in milk qualitypresented by: Pam Ruegg, D.V.M., Michigan State Universitysponsored by: Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health xxxIn today’s global mil
Aug. 21 2023
People choose to drink plant-based beverages for a variety of reasons. If they are making that decision based on perceived health benefits, new research further supports the fact that most plant-based...
April 18 2023
In the last issue, we examined the variation in waiting time for cows to be milked in a free-flow robot facility. We were concerned that some cows have very prolonged waiting times due to competition at...
April 17 2023
The 2023 National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) was held in Indianapolis from April 3 to 7
Feb. 6 2023
Even with an excellent milking routine and clean, dry bedding, having healthy teats can be the difference between infection occurring or not
Aug. 25 2022
When farms grow, it can become more difficult to maintain a certain level of quality
June 8 2022
Clinical mastitis continues to be the number one health problem identified by dairy producers. It affects 25% of all U.S. dairy cows
Dec. 14 2021
A new bug is gaining ground on our farms. This summer, two questions became commonplace from many of the farmers whom we work with in the Northeast
Nov. 18 2021
The bimodal letdown happens when we don’t stimulate [the cow] long enough and we don’t wait long enough for the oxytocin to arrive from the posterior pituitary after we have stimulated her...
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
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