[Mastitis management in Swiss dairy farms with udder health problems]

Kretzschmar, Lydia; van den Borne, Bart H. P.; Kaufmann, Thomas; Reist, Martin; Strabel, D.; Harisberger, Myriam; Steiner, Adrian; Bodmer, Michèle (2013). [Mastitis management in Swiss dairy farms with udder health problems]. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 155(8), pp. 453-462. Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000491

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The objective of this study was to describe the udder health management in Swiss dairy herds with udder health problems. One hundred dairy herds with a yield-corrected somatic cell count of 200'000 to 300'000 cells/ml during 2010 were selected. Data concerning farm structure, housing system, milking technique, milking procedures, dry-cow and mastitis management were collected during farm visits between September and December 2011. In addition, quarter milk samples were collected for bacteriological culturing from cows with a composite somatic cell count ≥ 150'000 cells/ml. The highest quarter level prevalence was 12.3 % for C. bovis. Eighty-two percent of the pipeline milking machines in tie-stalls and 88 % of the milking parlours fulfilled the criteria for the vacuum drop, and only 74 % of the pipeline milking machines met the criteria of the 10-l-water test. Eighty-five percent of the farms changed their milk liners too late. The correct order of teat preparation before cluster attachment was carried out by 37 % of the farmers only. With these results, Swiss dairy farmers and herd health veterinarians can be directed to common mistakes in mastitis management. The data will be used for future information campaigns to improve udder health in Swiss dairy farms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Clinic for Ruminants
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

UniBE Contributor:

Kretzschmar, Lydia; van den Borne, Bart; Kaufmann, Thomas; Reist, Martin; Harisberger, Myriam; Steiner, Adrian and Bodmer, Michèle

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Susanne Portner

Date Deposited:

08 Aug 2014 11:48

Last Modified:

22 Apr 2016 12:43

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281/a000491

PubMed ID:

23919972

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.44903

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/44903

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