Mastitis

Mastitis: Preventing cases during the dry period

Mastitis: Preventing cases during the dry period

The controlling of mastitis causing bacteria is important during the dry period, anything that can be done to minimise the...

October 5, 2021

SCC rise should not be ignored

SCC rise should not be ignored

An increase in somatic cell count (SCC) should not be ignored at this point in the season, as it will...

August 14, 2021

Controlling the spread of contagious mastitis

Controlling the spread of contagious mastitis

Every farmer has had to deal with cases of mastitis. Depending on the type of mastitis, eliminating it from a...

August 8, 2021

Post-milking teat disinfectant to control mastitis

Post-milking teat disinfectant to control mastitis

One of the easiest and most effective ways of controlling mastitis within your herd is through the use of a...

August 1, 2021

Controlling environmental mastitis on your dairy farm

Controlling environmental mastitis on your dairy farm

Contagious and environmental mastitis are the most economically challenging diseases faced by Irish dairy farmers – with a single case...

July 1, 2021

Keeping summer mastitis at bay

Keeping summer mastitis at bay

Summer mastitis is usually seen in dry cows and heifers during the summer months from late June to mid-September. It...

June 28, 2021

Farming without antibiotics is fast becoming a necessity

Farming without antibiotics is fast becoming a necessity

Recent weeks have been marked by the publication of numerous reports, all confirming that antibiotic usage levels on livestock farms...

February 25, 2021

Agri committee raises concerns over availability of mastitis treatments

Agri committee raises concerns over availability of mastitis treatments

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has written to Minister Charlie McConalogue on the supply and...

February 23, 2021

Dairy advice: Steps you can take to avoid mastitis

Dairy advice: Steps you can take to avoid mastitis

The easiest way to prevent clinical or sub-clinical mastitis cases is through good milking practices. Mastitis is the most economically challenging...

February 14, 2021

Avoiding E.coli mastitis in freshly-calved cows

Avoiding E.coli mastitis in freshly-calved cows

The spring period is a busy time on farms and dealing with cases of mastitis is something that farmers don’t...

February 5, 2021

Queen’s mastitis and lameness study to aim to reduce dairy antibiotics use

Queen’s mastitis and lameness study to aim to reduce dairy antibiotics use

Three Northern Ireland organisations have joined forces to launch a research project to tackle bovine mastitis and lameness in a...

January 21, 2021

Preventing mastitis in first-time calvers

Preventing mastitis in first-time calvers

Many studies have demonstrated that over 50% of mastitis cases occurring in the first 100 days of lactation are because...

January 19, 2021

Mastitis in dairy cows: Causes and prevention

Mastitis in dairy cows: Causes and prevention

Mastitis is the most economically challenging disease on a dairy farm, with freshly-calved cows and heifers the most susceptible to...

January 9, 2021

Preventing mastitis in early lactation

Preventing mastitis in early lactation

Mastitis is the most economically challenging disease on a dairy farm, it causes the swelling of the cow’s udder tissue...

December 19, 2020

Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

Having SCC issues this season? Here are some top tips…

This spring has been very challenging on farms to say the least. The weather hasn’t been playing ball and getting...

March 23, 2020

Top tips for preventing new mastitis infections in spring 2020

Top tips for preventing new mastitis infections in spring 2020

As farmers begin drying off cows, on many spring-calving dairy farms, there are a few things that should be taken...

December 7, 2019

15 steps to get the best results at drying off

15 steps to get the best results at drying off

“50% of all clinical mastitis cases, in the first 100 days of the next lactation, can be linked back to...

November 1, 2019

New science to combat mastitis and other infectious diseases in dairy cattle

New science to combat mastitis and other infectious diseases in dairy cattle

New science, developed by AHV International, that is not focused on the use of antibiotics, is helping livestock farmers worldwide...

October 4, 2019