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  • President's Message
  • 47th Annual Meeting (2008)

    January 20, 2008 12:00 AM - January 23, 2008 12:00 AM

    President's Message

    President’s Report

    • Jeff Johson, Land O'Lakes, Inc., Arden Hills, Minnesota, USA

    Papers Presented at the Pre-Conference Symposium – Drug Use On Dairy Farms: What We All Need To Know!

    Public Perception of Drug Use in Food Animals – Why Should We Be Concerned?

    • Dale Moore, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

    What is Needed to Market a Drug for Food Animal Use?

    • John Hallberg, Pfizer Animal Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

    Prudent Drug Use on Dairy Farms

    • Keith Sterner, Sterner Veterinary Clinic, Ionia, Michigan, USA

    Extra-Label Drug Use (ELDU) and the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA) – How They Impact the Producer, Veterinarian, Processor, and Consumer

    • John Middleton, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA

    Milk Residues – What, When, Where and How to Do Drug Residue Tests

    • Larry Maturin, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Summit-Argo, Illinois, USA

    Beyond Milk – Measuring Dairy Beef Quality Assurance

    • Craig Schultz, U.S. Department of Agricuture, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania,USA

    Papers Presented at the General Sessions

    Keynote Address: Increasing Climate Variability and Livestock Production: The Perfect Storm

    • John Gay, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

    The Threat from Foreign Animal Disease

    • Paul Kitching, National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    Biosecurity and Mastitis

    • Herman W. Barkema, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ;
    • Martin J. Green, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom ;
    • Andrew J. Bradley, University of Bristol, Langford, United Kingdom ;
    • Ruth N. Zadoks, Quality Milk Promotion Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

    Robotic Milking: Current Situation

    • Douglas Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Economics of Automatic Milking

    • Henk Hogeveen, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Chair group Business Economics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands ;
    • Ronald Bijl, Chair group Business Economics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands ;
    • Kees Heemskerk, Chair group Business Economics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands ;
    • Sake R. Kooistra, Alfa Accountants and Advisors, Wageningen, the Netherlands

    Cow Behavioural Aspects of Robotic Milking

    • Marisanna Speroni, National Council on Agricultural Research

    Perspectives on Automatic Milking Systems in a Large Herd

    • Doyle Waybright, Mason Dixon Farms, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

    Robotic Milking Systems: The Small Producer Experience

    • John Keurentjes, Sessink Enr., Henryville, Quebec, Canada

    Robotic Milking – Effects on Cow Health

    • Alfonso Zecconi, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

    Milk Quality as Affected by Robotic Milking

    • Morten Dam Rasmussen, University of Aarhus, Research Centre Foulum, Tjele, Denmark ;
    • Martin Bjerring, University of Aarhus, Research Centre Foulum, Tjele, Denmark

    Training and Retaining Dairy Crews in the U.S. – Observations of a Bilingual Trainer

    • Lisa Ford, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

    Winning Platinum with a Hispanic Work Force

    • Gordon Speirs, Shiloh Dairy LLC, Greenleaf, Wisconsin, USA

    Milker Training Program in Europe

    • F. Toni, Pfizer Animal Health, Rome, Italy ;
    • G. Tolasi G., Dairy Practitioner, Studio Veterinario Armigio, Brescia, Italy ;
    • P. Moroni, Department of Animal Pathology, Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health, Milan, Italy

    Overview of Trends in Use of Manure Solids and Compost Bedded Packs

    • Marcia Endres, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

    Holsum Dairy's Experience with Digested, Separated Solids

    • Kenn Buelow, Holsum Dairy, Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA

    Dried Manure Solids for Freestall Bedding: Experiences from a Northeast Dairy

    • Peter G. Ostrum, Countryside Veterinary Clinic, LLP, Lowville, New York, USA ;
    • Mark J. Thomas, Countryside Veterinary Clinic, LLP, Lowville, New York, USA ;
    • Ruth N. Zadoks, Quality Milk Promotion Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

    Papers Presented at the Research and Development Summaries Session

    The Role of Subclinical Mastitis Across the Dry Period in Development of Clinical Mastitis in Early Lactation

    • Jose C.F. Pantoja, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Clinical Mastitis and Selective Dry Cow Therapy

    • Audrey Torres, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Department of Animal Production, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela ;
    • Päivi Rajala-Schultz, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA ;
    • Fernando Silveira, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA ;
    • Fred DeGraves, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

    Comparison of 3M™ Petrifilm™ Staph Express Count Plates, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliform Count Plates, and 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate with Standard Bacteriology of Bovine Milk

    • J. Wallace, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St.-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, Ormstown Veterinary Clinic, Ormstown, Québec, Canada ;
    • J-P. Roy, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St.-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • É. Bouchard, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St.-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • L. DesCôteaux, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St.-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • S. Messier, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St.-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • D. DuTremblay, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St.-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

    Effect of Using an On-Farm Culture Based Treatment System on Antibiotic Use and Bacteriological Cure for Clinical Mastitis

    • Alfonso Lago, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ;
    • Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ;
    • Russ Bey, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ;
    • Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Ken Leslie, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Randy Dingwell, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    Metabolites and Immune Parameters Associated with Somatic Cell Count in Early Lactation

    • A-K. Nyman, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, Swedish Dairy Association, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • U. Emanuelson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • K. Holtenius, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • K. L. Ingvartsen, Aarhus University, Tjele, Denmark ;
    • T. Larsen, Aarhus University, Tjele, Denmark ;
    • K. Persson Waller, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

    Economic Impact of Milk Loss Due to New Subclinical Mastitis Cases in Dutch Dairies Estimated Using a Test-Day Model

    • T. Halasa, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands ;
    • M. Nielen, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands ;
    • H. Hogeveen, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Prevalence of Contagious Mastitis Pathogens on U.S. Dairy Operations

    • Jason Lombard, USDA:APHIS:VS: Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA ;
    • Tonya Van Slyke, Quality Milk Production Services, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Frank Welcome, Quality Milk Production Services, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Ynte Schukken, Quality Milk Production Services, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Christine Kopral, USDA:APHIS:VS: Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

    Association Between CNS-Infections at Calving and First Lactation Milk Production and Somatic Cell Counts in Dairy Heifers

    • S. Piepers, University of Ghent, Belgium ;
    • H.W. Barkema, University of Calgary, Canada ;
    • A. De Kruif, University of Ghent, Belgium ;
    • G. Opsomer, University of Ghent, Belgium ;
    • S. De Vliegher, University of Ghent, Belgium

    Gene Expression Networks In Bovine Mammary Tissue During a Streptococus uberis Intramammary Infection Challenge

    • Kasey M. Moyes, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA ;
    • J.K. Drackley, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA ;
    • M. Bionaz, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA ;
    • D.E. Morin, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA ;
    • S.L. Rodriguez-Zas, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA ;
    • R.E. Everts, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA ;
    • H.A. Lewin, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA ;
    • J.J. Loor, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Mastitis Control: Seize the Opportunity – The Role of Veterinarians as Effective Udder Health Advisors

    • Jolanda Jansen, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands ;
    • Theo JGM Lam, Dutch Udder Health Centre UGCN, Deventer, The Netherlands, GD Animal Health Service, Deventer, The Netherlands Reint Jan Renes, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands ;
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    Posters Presented Only at the Technology Transfer Session

    Effect of the Duration of the C Phase of Pulsation on Milking Performance

    • Aaron K. Kochman, Lauren AgriSystems, Ltd., New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA ;
    • Chuck Laney, Lauren AgriSystems, Ltd., New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA ;
    • Stephen B. Spencer, Spencer Consulting, State College, Pennsylvania, USA

    Milking Facilities, Management and Performance on Wisconsin Dairy Farms

    • Robert D. Bade, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Douglas J. Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Milking Time Tests: Interpretation of Results

    • Morten Dam Rasmussen, University of Aarhus, Research Centre Foulum, Tjele, Denmark ;
    • Odd Rønningen, TINE Rådgiving, Ås, Norway ;
    • Martin Bjerring, University of Aarhus, Research Centre Foulum, Tjele, Denmark

    Robot Versus Human Pre-milking Teat Preparation

    • Robert D. Bade, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Douglas J. Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Paul D. Thompson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Initial Pressure Application to the Teat by Various C Phases

    • Aaron K. Kochman, Lauren AgriSystems, Ltd., New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA ;
    • Frank Saho III, Lauren AgriSystems, New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA ;
    • Brooke Costello, Lauren AgriSystems, New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA

    Noncompliance with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance Due to Blood in Milk

    • Justine Britten, Udder Health Systems, Inc., Jerome, Idaho, USA ;
    • Allan Britten, Udder Health Systems, Inc., Jerome, Idaho, USA ;
    • Dana Andre, Udder Health Systems, Inc., Jerome, Idaho, USA

    Diagnosis of Intramammary Infections Based on Sampling Strategy, Epidemiology of Pathogens and Agreement Beyond Chance

    • A. H. Torres, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado” Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela ;
    • P.J. Rajala-Schultz, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA ;
    • F.J. DeGraves, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA ;
    • K. H. Hoblet, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA

    Genetic Diversity and Expression of Enterotoxin of Staphylococcus aureus Associated with Bovine Mastitis

    • Leane Oliveira, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Ana Carolina Rodrigues, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Carol Hulland, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    In Vitro Susceptibility Testing of Pirlimycin Against Bovine Mastitis Pathogens Isolated as Part of an Ongoing Surveillance Program (2001-2005)

    • Cindy J. Lindeman, Pfizer Animal Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA ;
    • Lacie Johansen, Pfizer Animal Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA ;
    • Ellen S. Portis, Pfizer Animal Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA ;
    • Jeffrey L. Watts, Pfizer Animal Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

    Evaluating Somatic Cell Counts in Frozen Milk Samples Using the DeLaval DCC®

    • Warren D. Gilson, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA ;
    • Stephen C. Nickerson, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA ;
    • Lane O. Ely, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

    Bulk Tank Milk Quality of Nine Dairy Farms in Tennessee Over a 12-month Period

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    Bulk Tank Surveillance Program for New York Dairies

    • Tonya Van Slyke, Quality Milk Production Services, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Fabiola Nunes-Braga, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Daryl Nydam, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Ruth Zadoks, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • John Huntley, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Albany, New York, USA ;
    • Ynte Schukken, Quality Milk Production Services, Ithaca, New York, USA

    Bulk Tank SCC Variation as an Indicator of Herd Management Quality

    • J. K. Reneau, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ;
    • J. M. Lukas, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

    DairyGuard™ – Microarray Diagnosis of Mastitis Infection

    • Rod Card, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge United Kingdom ;
    • Nicolaas Smit, Safeguard Biosystems, United Kingdom ;
    • Holger Klapproth, University of Freiberg, Germany ;
    • Phil Wakeley, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge United Kingdom

    Laboratory Evaluation of Potential On-Farm Culture Systems for Clinical Mastitis Cases

    • Jennifer McCarron, Atlantic Veterinary College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada ;
    • Greg Keefe, Atlantic Veterinary College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Prevalence of Mastitis Pathogens Isolated from Dairy Herds with High BTSCC in Argentina

    • C.N. Acuña, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • G.F. Casasnovas, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • J. Gatti, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • S. Aramendi, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • V. Finia, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

    Prevalence of Subclinical Mastitis in the Region of Florida, Uruguay

    • L. Albornoz, Centro Diagnóstico Veterinario, Florida, Uruguay ;
    • C.N. Acuña, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • M. Pacheco, Centro Diagnóstico Veterinario, Florida, Uruguay ;
    • S. Peña, Centro Diagnóstico Veterinario, Florida, Uruguay

    Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for Simultaneous Detection of Mastitis Pathogens Directly From Milk

    • M. L. Maxwell, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • B. E. Gillespie, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • S. P. Oliver, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

    Somatic Cell, Microbiological, and Differential Leukocyte Assessment of Milks from Early Post-partum Cows

    • Kevin Anderson, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA ;
    • Roberta Lyman, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA ;
    • Ariel Rivas, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA ;
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    The Effect of Dry Cow Treatment on Antibiotic Resistance of Fecal Escherichia coli and of Mammary Quarter Isolates

    • Etienne Poirier, University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • Emile Bouchard, University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • Serge Messier, University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • David Leger, Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Jérôme Del Castillo, University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • Päivi Rajala-Schultz, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA ;
    • Valérie Côte, University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • Marielle St-Laurent, University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • Jean-David Perrault, University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada ;
    • Daniel Scholl, University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

    Characteristics of Mastitis Agents in Brazilian Dairy Farms

    • Leandro Henrique Cruppe, Universidade Estadual Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, , Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • Fernanda Hoe, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • Fábio Franco, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • Carla Vasconcelos, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, Milan, Italy

    Epidemiology and Production Effects of Subclinical Mastitis in a Milking Sheep Flock in Wisconsin

    • Carlo Spanu, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Yves Berger, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Dave Thomas, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Identification of Sources of Staphylococcus aureus in Herds with Mastitis Problems

    • Aldo Capurro, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • Karin Persson Waller, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • Anna Aspàn, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • Helle Ericsson Unnerstad, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • Karin Artursson, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden

    Manure Solids Bedding as a Source of Clinical Environmental Mastitis

    • C. Locatelli, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • L. Scaccabarozzi, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • A. Casula, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • F. Gorrieri, Bovine Practitioner, Italy ;
    • A. Harouna, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • P. Moroni, Department of Animal Pathology, Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health, Milan, Italy

    Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Mastitis Pathogens Isolated from Dairy Heifers in Argentina

    • E. Izak, Mastitis Prevention Services, Buenos Aires, Argentina ;
    • J. C. Bonazza, Mastitis Prevention Services, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Development of a Microarray Platform for Milk Pathogens Detection: Preliminary Results

    • Paola Cremonesi, Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology ;
    • Giuliano Pisoni, Department of Animal Pathology, Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health ;
    • Massimo Luzzana, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, Milan, Italy ;
    • Paola Sartorelli, Department of Animal Pathology, Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health ;
    • Paul Boettcher, Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology ;
    • Bianca Castiglioni, Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology ;
    • Paolo Moroni, Department of Animal Pathology, Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health

    The Evaluation of the Effect of a Miele PW 6065 Plus Washer on the Bacterial Load and Durability of Udder Towels, and Resulting Somatic Cell Count in Dairy Cows

    • John Las, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Randy Dingwell, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Ken Leslie, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    Vaccination with Streptococcus uberis Adhesion Molecule Induces Antibody Responses in Bovine Serum and Colostrum

    • M. E. Prado, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • D. A Luther, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • M. J. Lewis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • S. I. Headrick, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • R. A. Almeida, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • S. P. Oliver, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

    Efficacy of a Staphylococcus aureus Bacterin in Reducing the New Infection Rate and Somatic Cell Count in a Commercial Dairy

    • S. C. Nickerson, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA ;
    • E. P. Hovingh, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA ;
    • C. Peterson, James River Correctional Center, Goochland, Virginia, USA ;
    • S. Brannock, James River Correctional Center, Goochland, Virginia, USA ;
    • E. Schaffer, James River Correctional Center, Goochland, Virginia, USA ;
    • P. W. Widel, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., St. Joseph, Missouri, USA

    Raising Quality Awareness on the Dairy Farm

    • Robert Nugteren, Dairy Cheq Inc., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    Risk Factors Associated with Bulk Tank Milk Quality in Prince Edward Island Dairy Herds

    • A.M. Elmoslemany, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada ;
    • G.P. Keefe, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Klebsiella – Not By Bedding Alone

    • Ruth Zadoks, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Marcos Munoz, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Helen Griffiths, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Gary Bennett, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Ynte Schukken, Quality Milk Production Services, Ithaca, New York, USA

    Klebsiella in Feces of Dairy Cattle Where Does It come From?

    • Ruth Zadoks, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Helen Griffiths, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Marcos Munoz, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Gary Bennett, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Everett Thomas, W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, New York, USA ;
    • Ynte Schukken, Quality Milk Production Services, Ithaca, New York, USA

    Efficacy of a Bio-Hygienization Additive in Controlling the yeast-like Microalga Prototheca Zopfii

    • A. Zanierato, SOP Srl, Busto Arsizio, Italy ;
    • P. Buzzini, University of Perugia, Italy

    Teat Dips Repel Flies; Their Potential Relevance in Preventing Transmission of Mastitis Pathogens to Teat Ends

    • Charles Gradle, WestfaliaSurge, Inc., Romeoville, Illinois, USA

    Tennessee Quality Milk Initiative Update

    • K. H. Campbell, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • B. E. Gillespie, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • M. J. Lewis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • S. I. Headrick, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • R. A. Almeida, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • S. P. Oliver, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

    The Use of Teats Dips to Improve Teat Condition Under South African Winter Conditions

    • Mario Lopez-Benavides, DeLaval Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, USA ;
    • Tom Hemling, DeLaval Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, USA

    Use of Systemic Antibiotic Therapy in Prepartum Heifers to Reduce the Incidence of Intramammary Infections

    • G. Andres Contreras, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA ;
    • P.M. Sears, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

    Comparison of Two Formulations for Dry Cows on the Cure of Infections Caused by Staphylococus aureus

    • C.N. Acuña, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • R.E. Chertcoff, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • G.F. Casasnovas, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • A. Dafner, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • P. Khalloub, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

    Relationship Between MIC of Gram-positive Mastitis Pathogens and Treatment Outcomes Following Intramammary Treatment with Cephapirin

    • M.D. Apparao, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • P.L Ruegg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • A. Lago, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ;
    • S. Godden, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ;
    • R. Bey, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ;
    • R. Dingwell, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • K. Leslie, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    Appendix

    Summary of Peer-Reviewed Publications on Efficacy of Premilking and Postmilking Teat Disinfectants Published Since 1980 (Updated January, 2008)