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Don’t let the old adage “April showers bring May flowers” become “April showers bring May mastitis” on your dairy. Dealing with seasonally wet…

Mycoplasma bovis is an emerging cause of disease in dairy calves. Though it’s been around since the 1960s, cases of mycoplasma-associated dise…

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Managing a dairy herd in extreme cold has its challenges. Dairy producers may see a decline in total milk production or an increase in somatic-cell counts due to mastitis. They also may see losses in reproductive efficiency and even decreased growth in first-calf heifers if extreme cold continues for extended periods.

The University of Illinois is offering online two courses, Advanced Dairy Nutrition, and Milk Secretion and Mastitis. Both will run 11 weeks starting Jan. 22.

A Better Heifers, Better Cows seminar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at Liberty Hall Conference Center, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin-Extension Dairy Team-sponsored meeting is for dairy producers, custom-heifer raisers, veterinarians, nutritionists and anyone else interested in dairy economics, heifer nutrition and milk quality.

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The 20th International Dairy Short Course will be held Oct. 2-4 at the Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St. in Madison, Wisconsin. The course will feature presentations by University of Wisconsin-Madison dairy-science professors, tour and workshops at UW-Madison, and farm tours. The program will be offered in English and Spanish. Participants will receive certificates upon completion of the course.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science Department has a strong legacy with technological breakthroughs that continue to shape today…

The impact of clinical mastitis on dairy cows is well understood, with the effect on fertility now being widely acknowledged thanks to recent …

While dry cows rest, producers can focus on clearing subclinical infections and preventing new infections. Fighting infections will help impro…

The risk that a cow will develop mastitis is largely a function of pathogen load at the teat end, and dependent on the cow’s ability to prevent a bacterial infection from becoming established in the mammary gland.

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It’s winter again and the same old question pops up: “To dip or not to dip?” If so, with what? And what else can be done to stop winter teat problems?

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With fresh cows being one of the more fragile and immuno-suppressed groups of cattle on a dairy, pen moves shouldn’t be taken lightly. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine list reducing pen moves among the five keys to preventing poor fresh-cow transition.

NEW PRAGUE, Minn. – A new edition of the primary bovine mastitis reference for dairy producers is now available. The fifth edition of “Current…

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