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  • Presidents Message
  • 50th Annual Meeting (2011)

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM - January 26, 2011 12:00 AM

    Presidents Message

    President's Report

    • Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Pre-Conference Symposium – Consumer Perceptions: What Do We Know, Where Are We Heading, and What Should We Be Doing to Meet Future Demands?

    Today's Consumer – Seek to Understand Before Being Understood

    • Stanford W. Erwine, Dairy Management Inc., Rosemont, Illinois, USA

    Reaching Out to Consumers: Delivering Messages that Meet Their Evolving Perceptions of Food Production

    • Mike Lormore, Pfizer Animal Health, Eagle, Idaho, USA

    Consumer Perceptions – A Perspective from the Processor and Veterinarian

    • Mark Wustenberg, Tillamook Cheese, Bay City, Oregon, USA

    General Session I – NMC – Building the Future from the Past

    NMC Through the 1980s and What it Meant to Milking Equipment

    • Paul Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    NMC: What it Meant to a Mastitis Research Worker

    • K. Larry Smith, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio, USA

    Lessons from NMC – a Veterinary Practitioner's Perspective

    • Keith E. Sterner, Sterner Veterinary Clinic PC, Ionia, Michigan, USA

    Current Status and Future Challenges in Mastitis Research

    • Henk Hogeveen, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands ;
    • Satu Pyorala, University of Helsinki, Saarentaus, Finland ;
    • Karin Persson Waller, National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden ;
    • Joe S. Hogan, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio, USA ;
    • Theo J.G.M. Lam, Dutch Udder Health Centre at GD Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands ;
    • Stephen P. Oliver, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA ;
    • Ynte H. Schukken, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Herman W. Barkema, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ;
    • J. Eric Hillerton, DairyNZ, Hamilton, New Zealand

    Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future

    • Norm Schuring, GEA Farm Technologies, Naperville, Illinois, USA

    General Session II – What NMC Has Contributed – The New Science

    Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of the Bovine Immune System: Practical Implications of the High Immune Response Technology

    • Bonnie A. Mallard, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Heba Atalla, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Shannon Cartwright, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Brad Hine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Brendan Hussey, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Marlene Paibomesai, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Kathleen Thompson-Crispi, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Lauraine Wagter-Lesperance, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    Variation in Cow Response to Mastitis Predicted by Laboratory Testing of Skin Cells

    • David E. Kerr, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA

    Using Genetic Markers to Identify WHY Cows Are More Resistant to Infection (Paper Not Submitted)

    • Gina Pighetti, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

    Milk Quality – The Impact of the NMC Five Point Plan in North America

    • Ann Godkin, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affair, Elora, Ontario, Canada

    The NMC Top Ten Contributions to Machine Milking: The First 50 Years

    • Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

    New Technologies to Improve Milk Quality and Udder Health on Dairy Farms

    • Ynte H. Schukken, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Paolo Moroni, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network ;
    • Ruth N. Zadoks, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, Moredun Research Institute, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Scotland, UK

    Innovations in Dairy Record Systems Protocol Development and Monitoring

    • Mark Kirkpatrick, Dairy Veterinary Operations, Pfizer Animal Health, Kuna, Idaho, USA

    Challenges and Opportunities for Hispanic Dairy Workers and their Employers

    • Thomas R. Maloney, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York USA

    Are Two Brains Still Better Than One?

    • Ben Butler, Butler Oaks Farm, Lorida, Florida, USA

    Adapting New Technology to Create an Atmosphere that Drives Efficiency and Sustainability

    • Josiah Garber, Spring Lawn Farm, LLC, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

    Research and Developments Summaries Session

    Management Practices Associated with Acquisition of New Staphylococcus aureus Intra-Mammary Infections

    • Simon Dufour, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network, Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal ;
    • Ian R. Dohoo, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, St.-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada and Daniel T. Scholl, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network, Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal ;
    • Daniel Scholl

    Estimation of the Diagnostic Accuracy of a Multiplix Real-Time PCR Assay and Bacteriological Culture for Four Bovine Intramammary Pathogens

    • M.E. Paradis, University of Montreal, St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network ;
    • S.P. Oliver, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network ;
    • B. Gillespie, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium ;
    • S. Messier , University of Montreal, St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network ;
    • J. Comeau, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network and D.T. Scholl, University of Montreal, St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network ;
    • D.T. Scholl

    Consequence for Dairy Herds in the United States of Imposing Different Standards for Somatic Cell Count

    • H. Duane Norman, Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA ;
    • Janice Wright, Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA ;
    • Robert Miller, Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA

    Predicting Liner Performance

    • Sonia Gomez, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin ;
    • Paul Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Cow and Quarter Characteristics Associated with Teat Dimensions

    • Ingrid Zwertvaegher, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Sarne De Vliegher, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium ;
    • Sofie Piepers, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium ;
    • Jeroen Baert, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Stephanie Van Weyenberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Bacteriological Cure of Clinical Mastitis Cases in Wisconsin Dairy Herds – Preliminary Results

    • Leane Oliveira, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Carol Hulland, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Pamela L. Ruegg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Molecular Characterization of Isolates from Pre-partum Secretions, Teat Skin Swabs and Post-partum Milk Samples from Replacement Heifers on a Grazing Dairy

    • Davin R. Ringen, University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA ;
    • Doug Suntrup, University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA ;
    • John R. Middleton, University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA

    Prevalence And Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Mastitis-causing Bacteria in Dairies of Costa Rica

    • Laura Solano, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National University of Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica ;
    • Mariano Rojas, Dos Pinos Dairy Corporation, Alajuela, Costa Rica ;
    • Elías Barquero, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National University of Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica, Dos Pinos Dairy Corporation, Alajuela, Costa Rica ;
    • Jaime Murillo, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National University of Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica

    Bovine Mastitis Detection by Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction and Standard Microbiology in Early Lactation Quarter Samples

    • Reha O. Azizoglu, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA ;
    • Rudy Rodriguez, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Advanced Animal Diagnostics, Durham, North Carolina, USA ;
    • Roberta Lyman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA ;
    • Debbie Asion, Advanced Animal Diagnostics, Durham, North Carolina, USA ;
    • Kevin L. Anderson, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

    The Effects of Flunixin Meglumine Treatment on Activity Measures And Feed Intake During Experimentally Induced Escherichia coli Mastitis

    • Emily E. Yeiser, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA ;
    • Christina S. Petersson-Wolfe, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA ;
    • Ken E. Leslie, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

    Posters Presented Only at the Technology Transfer Session

    Quantification of Aflatoxin M1 in Dairy Farms Located in Buenos Aires Province (Preliminary Study)

    • C.N. Acuña Pasqualini, 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. Magariños, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

    Fly Repellent Efficacy of Barrier Teat Dip Products with Housefly a Comparative Evaluation of Some Commercial Products

    • Fahim U Ahmed, MQAH R&D Department, Kansas City, Missouri, USA ;
    • Camelia N. Traistaru, MQAH R&D Department, Kansas City, Missouri, USA ;
    • Thomas C Hemling, MQAH R&D Department, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

    Does Choice of Mastitis Therapy Make Any Difference?

    • James Allcock, Clover Data Management Ltd., Whitchurch, Shropshire, United Kingdom ;
    • Alex Corbishley, Clover Data Management Ltd., Whitchurch, Shropshire, United Kingdom ;
    • Rob Smith, Clover Data Management Ltd., Whitchurch, Shropshire, United Kingdom

    In Vitro Efficacy of Commercial Teat Dips Against Prototheca

    • Gilbert Bardoneschi, Ecolab Inc., Châlons en Champagne, France ;
    • Joseph Morelli, Ecolab Inc., Châlons en Champagne, France

    Udder Health and Antibiotic Use can be Optimized by the Combined Use of Herd Navigator and On-farm Culture

    • Torben W. Bennedsgaard, Aarhus Univ. ;
    • Jens Yde Blom, Biosens, Foulum, Denmark

    Determination of Total DNA and Enumeration of Viable S. aureus from Bovine Subclinical Mastitis

    • Bruno G. Botaro, University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Cristina S. Cortinhas, University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Larissa V. de Março, University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Luis Silva F. P., University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • José Franchini G. M., University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Nilson R. Benites, University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Marcos V. Santos, University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil

    Effect of Payment System on Quality of Milk in Brazilian Dairy Herds

    • Bruno G. Botaro, University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Augusto H. Gameiro, University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Marcos V. Santos, University of São Paulo-Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil

    Use of a Selective Agar for Detection of Prototheca in Bulk Tank and Cow Milk Culture

    • A.M. Britten, Udder Health Systems, Inc., Boise, Idaho, USA ;
    • Jon Cerar, Udder Health Systems, Inc., Boise, Idaho, USA ;
    • Murali Gurajala, Udder Health Systems, Inc., Boise, Idaho, USA

    Prevalence of Mycoplasma spp. in Bulk Tank Milk from Dairy Farms of the Biobio Region of Chile

    • Karina Bustos, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad de Concepción, Chillán, Chile ;
    • Marcos Munoz, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad de Concepción, Chillán, Chile

    Milk Discard for Spiramycin, Neomycin and Flumethasone in Cows Treated by Intramammary Way

    • G.F. Casasnovas, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • D. Chan, D.A.C.P.A., Università di Catania, Catania, Italy ;
    • R.E. Chertcoff, United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight, San Antonio de Arec, Argentina ;
    • C.N. Acuña Pasqualini, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

    Spiramycin-Neomycin Effectiveness for Clinical Mastitis Treatment Produced by Staphylococcus aureus Sensitive and Resistant to Penicillin

    • G.F. Casasnovas, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • R.E. Chertcoff, United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight, San Antonio de Arec, Argentina ;
    • M.C. Chiapello, C.N. Acuña Pasqualini, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight), San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • C.N. Acuña Pasqualini, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

    Propionibacterium Granulosum and Lipopolysaccharide of Escherichia coli Effectiveness in Clinical Mastitis Caused by Coliform Bacteria Treatment

    • G.F. Casasnovas, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina ;
    • C.N. Acuña Pasqualini, PURO (United Milk Producers Cooperative from Route Eight) Laboratory, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

    Round Shaped Liners vs. Triangular Shaped Liner and Their Effect on the Teat End Condition in a Dairy Herd Located in Southeastern Sicily

    • A. Difalco, Shepton Veterinary Group, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England ;
    • M. Gambina, Shepton Veterinary Group, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England ;
    • G. Licitra, CoRFiLaC, Regione Siciliana, Ragusa, Italy, D.A.C.P.A., Università di Catania, Catania, Italy

    A Practitioner's Perspective of PCR Testing and its Comparison to Conventional Bacteriology

    • Peter W. Edmondson, Shepton Veterinary Group, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England

    Objective Assessment of Pain in Dairy Cattle with Clinical Mastitis

    • Colleen E. Fitzpatrick, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Ken E. Leslie, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA ;
    • Todd F. Duffield, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • David F. Kelton, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Trevor J. DeVries, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Christina S. Petersson-Wolfe, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

    Correction of Inadequate Settings of Milking Systems on Sicilian Dairy Farms

    • M. Gambina, Shepton Veterinary Group, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England ;
    • A. Difalco, Shepton Veterinary Group, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England ;
    • G. Licitra, CoRFiLaC, Regione Siciliana, Ragusa, Italy, D.A.C.P.A., Università di Catania, Catania, Italy

    Detection and Prevention of Milking Routine Problems by Computerized Monitoring of Milking Irregularities

    • R. Ginsberg, National Service for Udder Health and Milk Quality – Israel Dairy Board, Yehud, Israel ;
    • D. Rak, S.A.E Afikim, Kibbutz Afikim, Israel ;
    • A. Arazi, S.A.E Afikim, Kibbutz Afikim, Israel ;
    • E. Aizinbud, S.A.E Afikim, Kibbutz Afikim, Israel

    An Evaluation of Bacterial Count in a Liner Before and After Spraying with Peracetic Acid Solution

    • Richard Hiley, Ambic Equipment Ltd., Witney, Oxfordshire, England ;
    • Richard May, Ambic Equipment Ltd., Witney, Oxfordshire, England ;
    • Colin Kingston, Ambic Equipment Ltd., Witney, Oxfordshire, England ;
    • Ian Ohnstad, The Dairy Group, Taunton, Somerset, England

    Efficacy of Vaccination on Mastitis Epidemiology: Field Study

    • Luis Miguel Jiménez, Servet Talavera SL, Talavera de La Reina, Toledo, Spain ;
    • Carlos Romero, Finca La Nava, Almagro, Ciudad Real, Spain

    The Effect of Over-Pressure on Teat End Health

    • Aaron K. Kochman, Lauren AgriSystems, New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA

    In Vitro Susceptibility Testing of Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus (CNS) Isolated from Subclinical an Clinical Mastitis in Dairy Cows in Brazil

    • Helio Langoni, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Felipe Guimarães, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Diego Nóbrega, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Paulo Domingues, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    In Vitro Susceptibility Testing of Ceftiofur Against Bovine Mastitis Pathogens Isolated as Part of an Ongoing Surveillance Program (2002-2009)

    • 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 ;
    • Lisa M. Mullins, Pfizer Animal Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

    Yeast-like Mastitis Pathogens – Efficacy of Teat Disinfectants

    • Mario G. Lopez Benavides, DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA ;
    • Carolina Mateus, DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA ;
    • Tom Hemling, DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

    Evaluation of Teat Condition Using Liquid or Powder Dips in Winter

    • Mario G. Lopez Benavides, DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA ;
    • Kia Knutson, Iowa State Univ., Ames, Iowa, USA ;
    • Leo Timms, Iowa State Univ., Ames, Iowa, USA ;
    • Mark Henderson, DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA ;
    • Tom Hemling, DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

    Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci Enterotoxins Isolated from Bovine with Subclinical Mastitis

    • Simone Lucheis, São Paulo State University, São Paulo, Brazil, Paulista Agency of Agribusiness Technology – APTA, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Hélio Langoni, São Paulo State University, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Maria Cunha, São Paulo State University, São Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Diego Nóbrega, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    SOP Treatment of Separate Manure Solids Reduced Klebsiella Bacteria Counts

    • H. Lynn Sharkey, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • A. Zanierato, S.O.P. Srl, Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy ;
    • P. Luparia, S.O.P. Srl, Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy ;
    • M. Poggianella, S.O.P. Srl, Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy ;
    • P. Moroni , Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA ;
    • Y. H. Schukken, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

    Evaluation of the Efficacy of a New Vaccine Against Bovine Mastitis Caused by CNS Field Trial Results

    • Marta Noguera, HIPRA, Amer, Girona, Spain ;
    • Ricard March, HIPRA, Amer, Girona, Spain ;
    • Roger Guix, HIPRA, Amer, Girona, Spain ;
    • Antoni Prenafeta, HIPRA, Amer, Girona, Spain ;
    • Antoni Foix, HIPRA, Amer, Girona, Spain

    Incidence Rate and Risk Factors of Subclinical and Clinical Mastitis in Dutch Dairy Heifers

    • Richard Olde Riekerink, GD Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands ;
    • Inge Santman-Berends, GD Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands ;
    • Otlis Sampimon, GD Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands ;
    • Theo Lam, GD Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands, Dutch Udder Health Centre UGCN, Deventer, the Netherlands

    Monitoring Clinical Mastitis Using Dairy Comp 305

    • Jose C. F. Pantoja, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • David A. Rhoda, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Nigel B. Cook, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA ;
    • Pamela L. Ruegg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

    Characterization of Abnormal Milk by Proteomic Methods

    • Lotte Bach Larsen, Aarhus University, Research Centre Foulum, Tjele, Denmark ;
    • Morten Dam Rasmussen, Aarhus University, Research Centre Foulum, Tjele, Denmark

    On-farm Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in Bovine Mastitis Pathogens: The Canadian Scenario

    • V. Saini, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ;
    • J T. McClure, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada ;
    • D. Léger, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA ;
    • H. W. Barkema, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Persistence of Candida Rugosa Intramammary Infection in a Dairy Herd

    • L. Scaccabarozzi, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • C. Locatelli, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • G. Pisoni, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • G. Manarolla, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • A. Casula, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • V. Bronzo, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ;
    • P. Moroni , Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

    The Effects of Lauric Acid on Mastitis Pathogens

    • C.S. Schneider, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA ;
    • L.K. Fox, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA ;
    • A.N. Nristov, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

    Dynamics of Subclinical Mastitis in Holstein Cows from Brazilian Dairy Herds with Low and High Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Counts

    • Guilherme N. Souza, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ;
    • José R. F. Brito, Pólo de Excelência do Leite, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil ;
    • Abdon Geber de Melo, Centro Universitário Nilton Lins, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil ;
    • Geraldo Max Linhares, Centro Universitário Nilton Lins, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil ;
    • Leonardo Leite Cardozo, UDESC, Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil ;
    • Samuel Miguel Hylario, Embrapa Gado de Leite/CNPq, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil ;
    • Cleocy Fam de Mendonça Júnior, Associação dos Criadores de Gado Holandês do Estado de Minas Gerais, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Standardized Method for the Testing of Liner Mouthpiece Vacuum Under Field Conditions

    • Brandon Treichler, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA ;
    • Paul Rapnicki, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

    Biomolecular Monitoring Of Milk Quality: Standardization of Multiplex PCR for the Detection of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae and Escherichia coli in Bovine Milk Samples Obtained from Bulk Tanks

    • Marcella Troncarelli, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Virginia Richini-Pereira, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil ;
    • Helio Langoni, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Combination Effects of Teat Spraying and Dry Cow Therapy

    • Sally-Anne Turner, DairyNZ, Hamilton, New Zealand ;
    • John Williamson, DairyNZ, Hamilton, New Zealand ;
    • Kate Wynn, DairyNZ, Hamilton, New Zealand ;
    • Jane Lacy-Hulbert, DairyNZ, Hamilton, New Zealand

    The Annual Monitoring of the SCC on a Commercial Italian Farm Treated with SOP C COW

    • Andrea Zanierato, SOP s.r.l., Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy ;
    • Mauro Casalone, Free-lance veterinary, Torino, Italy ;
    • Paola Luparia, SOP s.r.l., Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy ;
    • Valerio Bronzo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Veterinaria, Italy ;
    • Paolo Moroni, Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network

    Pilot Study to Assess the Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Newly Calved Dairy Heifers Using PCR on DHI Samples

    • Ann Godkin, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affair, Elora, Ontario, Canada ;
    • Richard Cantin, CanWest DHI, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    Appendix

    Summary of Peer-Reviewed Publications on Efficacy of Premilking and Postmilking Teat Disinfectants Published Since 1980 (last revised 2009)