Friday, 09 August 2019 10:55

Preventing mastitis over calving

Mastitis is the most common disease of dairy cattle and is a significant cause of losses on the dairy farm, explains Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 03 August 2019 09:55

Don’t sacrifice science for ideology

OPINION: Contrary to recent suggestions in the media, there is very little credible research supporting the success of homeopathic treatment of mastitis in dairy cows.

Published in Farm Health

Mastitis control must be front of mind for farmers preparing to dry off cows for winter.

Published in Farm Health

Drying off is the single most important event of the year for managing mastitis in your herd.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 02 February 2018 12:39

Clean udders will keep disease away

Cows with healthy udders have less mastitis, produce more and are easier to milk.

Published in Management
Thursday, 01 February 2018 10:24

Systematic approach to keep mastitis at bay

Mastitis. We've all seen it and our cows continue to get it. It is undoubtedly the biggest animal health issue we face onfarm and costs the industry millions of dollars. But what exactly is mastitis?

Published in Management

Most of the spring calving cows have now been dried-off and will be enjoying their ‘annual holiday’.

Published in Management

Innovation is long overdue in mastitis management to protect New Zealand farmers’ global leadership in dairying, says an academic.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:55

Mastitis experts ponder extended treatment

‘The benefit of extended therapy for mastitis: myth or fact?’ was the topic at the third global milk quality expert forum.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 10 November 2016 06:55

Taking mastitis to task

Since mastitis on average costs each Kiwi dairy farmer $54,500 per annum, it must be taken seriously to stem the loss of money, time and milk from your bottom line.

Published in Management
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