Abnormal Milk – What Is It Really Telling You? BIVI Explains

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) says visible abnormalities in the milk are often the first sign of mastitis. However, asks the question, “Should they also determine length of treatment?” “Bacteria signal the immune system to produce inflammation, and her immune system goes to work eliminating the bacteria,” said Dr. Linda Tikofsky, Professional Services Veterinarian with BIVI. “Milk may look abnormal …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Mastitis

Dry Cow Therapy Tips From BIVI

Lizzy Schultz

Treating subclinical infections over a cow’s dry period can help prevent infections around dry-off, and can help provide cows with a fresh start to their next lactation. Here are some tips for effective dry cow therapy, created by Dr. Linda Tikofsky, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). Dr. Tikofsky suggests choosing a Gram-positive tube, as almost 95 …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Mastitis

Join Dairy Community in Pledge to Use Less Antibiotics

Jamie Johansen

Take the Pledge to use less antibiotics with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) and the dairy community. World Dairy Expo (WDE) served as the perfect platform for BIVI to ask dairy farmers to further understand the ethical and medical responsibility that comes with the use of antibiotics. BIVI understands the concerns about antibiotic resistance and is dedicated to helping the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Mastitis, Veterinary, World Dairy Expo

Elanco Animal Health Gets FDA Approval of Imrestor™

Jamie Johansen

The FDA has given Elanco Animal Health approval of Imrestor™ – the first product of its kind for the dairy industry. Imrestor is only available from veterinary prescription for the reduction in the incidence of clinical mastitis in the first 30 days of lactation in periparturient dairy cows and periparturient replacement dairy heifers. The protein helps support the natural function …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Dairy, Mastitis

Results from Elanco Dairy Producer Survey

Jamie Johansen

Elanco Animal Health conducted a survey over the course of the last two months to gauge awareness, knowledge and understanding of immune suppression during calving periods and identify topics of concern in dairy healthcare. The survey results showed U.S. dairy producers are acutely aware of the consequences of immune suppression, and 59 percent of survey respondents rate mastitis as the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Dairy, Elanco, Mastitis

Video Educates on Early Detection of Subclinical Mastitis

John Davis

A new educational video shows how early detection of subclinical mastitis can help producers’ bottom lines. The video from Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD) reveals how by changing the way they detect, treat and manage subclinical mastitis, dairy farmers are preventing losses before they occur. “Subclinical mastitis is tricky because you can’t see it with the naked eye,” says Mitch Hockett, …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Mastitis, Video

Register for National Mastitis Council Event

Jamie Johansen

Professionals looking to improve milk quality and dairy profitability should register now to attend the National Mastitis Council (NMC) regional meeting July 28-29 in Syracuse, New York. The meeting includes program sessions, a selection of short courses and farm tours all designed to give attendees practical information to take back to their farms and practices. “NMC’s regional meetings are designed …

Ag Group, Dairy, Mastitis

National Mastitis Council Hosting Regional Meeting

Jamie Johansen

The not-for-profit professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality, National Mastitis Council (NMC), will host their upcoming regional meeting July 28-29, at the Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool in Syracuse, N.Y. On-farm and classroom short courses will be held July 28, followed by the main program on July 29. Farm tours will be held the day after the meeting. …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, Mastitis

National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting

Talia Goes

Registration is now open for the National Mastitis Council (NMC) 54th Annual Meeting. The meeting, which draws milk quality professionals from around the world, will be held February 1-3, 2015 at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. This three-day event will highlight the latest advancements in milk quality and mastitis control from around the globe. Milk quality specialists, veterinarians, …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Mastitis

National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting Set

Jamie Johansen

The National Mastitis Council (NMC) will host its 54th Annual Meeting, Feb. 1-3, 2015 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. This three-day international forum will provide milk quality professionals the opportunity to exchange information on udder health, milking management and milk quality. Anyone with a vested interest in milk quality – milk quality specialists, veterinarians, milk plant field staff, …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Dairy, Events, Mastitis