Close up of mastitis on a cow's udder

The Use of Dry Cow Therapy on Farms

The use of antibiotic dry cow therapy at the end of lactation is a standard part of mastitis control programs, and in the United States it is highly adopted.  In fact, USDA National Animal Health Monitoring Survey data shows more than 80 percent of US dairy herds treat 100 percent of the quarters of their […]

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Holstein cow's udder with mastitis

Using on Farm Culturing to Improve Mastitis Treatment

In spite of considerable improvements in milk quality, mastitis continues to be the most frequent and costly disease of dairy cows.  The use of on farm culturing to direct treatment of clinical mastitis gives farmers the opportunity to make better treatment decisions and reduce costs associated with milk discard and treatment of microbiologically negative cases. […]

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Close up of mastitis on a cow's udder

On-Farm Culturing: What Can Go Wrong?

In spite of considerable improvements in milk quality, mastitis continues to be the most frequent and costly disease of dairy cows.  The use of on farm culturing to direct treatment of clinical mastitis gives farmers the opportunity to make better treatment decisions and reduce costs associated with milk discard and treatment of microbiologically negative cases. […]

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Image of two culture plates

How to Identify Gram Negative Species

In spite of considerable improvements in milk quality, mastitis continues to be the most frequent and costly disease of dairy cows.  The use of on farm culturing to direct treatment of clinical mastitis gives farmers the opportunity to make better treatment decisions and reduce costs associated with milk discard and treatment of microbiologically negative cases. […]

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