Mastitis

Rise in fly numbers increases risk of summer mastitis

Rise in fly numbers increases risk of summer mastitis

With Irish temperatures reaching heatwave levels, livestock farmers are being advised that fly numbers will increase dramatically. In turn, this...

July 12, 2022

Mastitis control: 90% of farmers using SDCT

Mastitis control: 90% of farmers using SDCT

Mastitis is an inflammation of the cow’s mammary gland, which is usually caused by bacteria entering the teat canal. Mastitis...

May 7, 2022

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

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

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 is enabling dairy farms to become antibiotic-free

New science is enabling dairy farms to become antibiotic-free

Farmers attending the recent Dale Farm Somatic Cell Count (SCC) advisory event, hosted by Dale Farm on the Co. Tyrone...

April 13, 2019

Mastitis management ‘making significant progress’

Mastitis management ‘making significant progress’

Animal health scientists are making significant progress on mastitis management, which is responsible for up to 85% of the antimicrobials...

September 25, 2018

Mastitis: Can you reduce antibiotic use while increasing cure rates?

Mastitis: Can you reduce antibiotic use while increasing cure rates?

It might seem counterintuitive, but veterinary experts say it is possible to increase mastitis cure rates while also lowering antibiotic...

April 19, 2018

Grant awarded to develop a multiplex rapid test for mastitis

Grant awarded to develop a multiplex rapid test for mastitis

Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine and a UK diagnostic test manufacturer have been awarded more than £800,000 (€926,000) to develop...

April 18, 2018

Does it pay to teat seal cows at drying off?

Does it pay to teat seal cows at drying off?

An Irish dairy farm consisting of 100 cows can save over €2,000 by teat sealing cows at drying off. This...

September 19, 2016

Late spring turnout sees incidents of mastitis cases jump 100%

Late spring turnout sees incidents of mastitis cases jump 100%

The number of E-coli mastitis cases on dairy farmers has doubled this spring compared to the same period last year,...

February 29, 2016

Herd management system a national first for Kerry farmer

Herd management system a national first for Kerry farmer

A Kerry farmer has become the first in the Republic of Ireland to install a new farm management system that...

February 25, 2016

Dairy tip of the month: Detecting mastitis with the California Mastitis Test (CMT)

Dairy tip of the month: Detecting mastitis with the California Mastitis Test (CMT)

Detect subclinical mastitis quick and easy this spring in cows and first lactation animals before including their milk in the bulk...

February 11, 2016

Mastitis prevention: It’s all about the teats!

Mastitis prevention: It’s all about the teats!

New mastitis infections occur when bacteria get into the mammary gland, according to Animal Health Ireland (AHI). It says there...

September 6, 2015