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Body Condition Score Card

In this document, you’ll learn about the systematic assessment of a cow’s body condition using a five-point scale. Download it now for free!

Resting areas: What bedding to recommend for dairy cows?

A cow that is reluctant to lie down will spend less time resting and more time standing, which can cause all sorts of problems. See: the consequences of uncomfortable cubicles Weaker cows are the first to suffer from poor cubicles – while they are the ones who really need their rest and comfort.

UdderSignals® T

This training gives practical procedures for more immunity and less mastitis. Learn to understand miss udder health. She’ll show you 5 success factors: control, resistance, low infection pressure, milking and treatment.

Successful milking: a milking machine in good working order

A machine that milks well is the farmer’s most valuable tool. It is used more than any other piece of equipment on the farm and is responsible for generating most of the dairy farmer’s income. To remain in good working order, it needs regular maintenance and upkeep. The vacuum should be well-adjusted. Teat cup liners… Continue reading Successful milking: a milking machine in good working order

Video: Milk Sampling is Key to Mastitis Control​

Before doing any diagnostics, make sure to take milk samples first! In this video, learn more about the right steps to follow for successful milk sampling.

Successful milking: excellent milking procedures

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Milking is an art – but one that can be learned. Every milker should know what to do and when. Each cow should be milked in exactly the same manner, regardless of who is in the parlour that day. Good milking procedures will help keep the number of mastitis cases under control and will limit… Continue reading Successful milking: excellent milking procedures

Successful milking: clean and comfortable cows

The aim of milking is: ‘to collect excellent quality milk as a safe nutritional product for humans, and to keep each cow and her udder healthy and comfortable’. The three pillars of successful milking are: – clean and comfortable cows – excellent milking routines – milking equipment in first-rate working order Comfortable cows give more… Continue reading Successful milking: clean and comfortable cows

The five-point plan for mastitis control

This five-point plan will guide you in your approach to tackling mastitis in a methodical way. It was developed by an international team of udder health specialists, veterinary practitioners, dairy farmers, and experts on communication and human behaviour. The five focus areas are – in no particular order – infection pressure, resistance, milking, treatment and… Continue reading The five-point plan for mastitis control

Five things your farmers should know about mastitis

This is the first of a series of blogs on udder health. This blog serves as an introduction, later blogs will cover practical information and solutions that you as a vet can provide to your dairy farmers. As an introduction, here are five important points they should understand.

Taking a milk sample correctly – a visual guide for farmers

Taking a milk sample correctly – a visual guide for farmers