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  • President’s Report
  • 57th Annual Meeting (2018)

    January 30, 2018 12:00 AM - February 02, 2018 12:00 AM

    President’s Report

    President’s Report

    • Mario López-Benavides

    General Session 1: The Five-Point Mastitis Control Plan – Past, Present and Future

    The Five-Point Mastitis Control Plan - A Revisory Tutorial!

    • J. Eric Hillerton ;
    • James M. Booth

    Five Points to Revise the Five-Point Plan

    • Christian Scherpenzeel ;
    • Ynte Hein Schukkent

    Dairy Customers and Consumers are Asking ‘What?!?’ About Udder Health?

    • Jamie Jonker

    General Session 2: The Five-Point Mastitis Control Plan – Celebrating the Consistency of Application

    The History of the National Dairy Quality Awards Program and Its Impact on Milk Quality

    • JoDee Sattler ;
    • Corey Geiger

    Practices that Enhance Udder Health

    • David Reid,

    The Processor’s Role in Milk Quality

    • Mark Wustenberg

    Producing and Marketing High-quality Milk

    • Lowell James Davenport Jr.

    Country Aire Farms, LLC, Dedicated to Milk Quality

    • Tom Gerrits

    My Approach to Milk Quality

    • Donald Van Hofwegen

    General Session 3: The Five-Point Mastitis Control Plan – Focusing on the Points

    Make the Cows the Consultants with ‘Good’ Clinical Mastitis Recording and Analysis

    • John Wenz

    Lessons Learned About Milking Time Hygiene with Automated Milking Systems

    • Don Anderson

    Culling Cows with Mastitis: An Economic Perspective

    • Tariq Halasa

    Machine Milking and Mastitis Risk: Looking Ahead, with the Benefit of Hindsight

    • Douglas J. Reinemann ;
    • Graeme A. Mein

    Featured Symposium: Blanket Versus Selective Dry Cow Therapy – Who’s Ready?

    Selective Dry Cow Therapy: What are the Possibilities for North America?

    • Daryl Nydam ;
    • Amy Vasquez

    Blanket Dry Cow Therapy: Still the Recommendation that Should Cover Most, if Not All, Cows

    • Larry Fox

    Forced to Selective Dry Cow Treatment by Legislation: Blessing or Curse?

    • Tine van Werven

    Selective DCT: The New Zealand Perspective

    • Scott McDougall

    Research and Development Summaries Session (Also Presented as Posters at the Technology Transfer Session)

    Investigation of the Relationship between Bacteria Counts, Bedding Characteristics and Bedding Management Practices with Udder Health and Milk Quality on Dairy Farms: Preliminary Results

    • Kruthika Patel ;
    • Sandra Godden ;
    • Erin Royster ;
    • Jennifer Timmerman ;
    • Brian Crooker ;
    • Larry Fox

    Associations of the Milk Microbiota with Sampling Method and Bedding

    • Stephanie A. Metzger ;
    • Laura L. Hernandez ;
    • Joseph H. Skarlupka ;
    • Garret Suen ;
    • Teresa M. Walker ;
    • Pamela L. Ruegg

    A New Method for Obtaining Biopsies from the Teat Canal of Dairy Cows

    • Shirli Notcovich ;
    • Norman B. Williamson ;
    • Jimena Yapura ;
    • Cord Heuer ;
    • Ynte Schukken

    Validation of Prediction Algorithms for Early Detection of Clinical Mastitis caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative Pathogens

    • Nicole Steele ;
    • Andrea Dicke ;
    • Albert De Vries ;
    • S. Jane Lacy-Hulbert ;
    • Robin White ;
    • Christina Petersson-Wolfe

    Use of Strain-Typing of Staphylococci to Determine Persistence of Intramammary Infections in Dairy Goats

    • Véronique Bernier Gosselin ;
    • Pamela R. F. Adkins ;
    • John R. Middleton

    Chronic Subclinical Mastitis Reduces Milk Yield: An Evaluation Using Multiple Versus Single Quarter Milk Sampling

    • Juliano Leonel Gonçalves ;
    • Claudia Kamphuis ;
    • Hans Vernooij ;
    • João Pessoa Araújo Jr. ;
    • Kevin L. Anderson ;
    • Henk Hogeveen ;
    • Marcos V. dos Santos

    Incomplete Milking in Early Lactation Increases the Odds of Eliminating Intramammary Infections: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

    • Catarina Krug ;
    • Pierre-Alexandre Morin ;
    • Jean-Philippe Roy ;
    • Jocelyn Dubuc ;
    • Pierre Lacasse ;
    • Simon Dufour

    Assessing the Risk of Subclinical Infections in Cows with Clinical Mastitis

    • Jessica C. Scillieri Smith ;
    • Kimberley M Morrill ;
    • Heather M. Gauthier ;
    • Heather M. Dann ;
    • Catherine S. Ballard ;
    • Bradley J. Rauch ;
    • Paul D. Virkler ;
    • Daryl V. Nydam

    Posters Presented Only at the Technology Transfer Session

    Bringing Udder Health and Milk Quality to Life

    • Steven M. Roche ;
    • David F. Kelton ;
    • M. Ann Godkin ;
    • Dan A. Shock ;
    • Karen J. Hand

    Adoption of On-farm Bacteriologic Milk Culturing: Evaluating Farmer Perception and Impact on Management Decisions

    • Brittany L. Bowman ;
    • Marina D. Denny ;
    • Amanda E. Stone

    Estimating and Quantifying the Production Outcomes and Lifestyle Changes for Small- to Medium-sized Dairy Farms Regarding the Transition from Conventional to Automatic Milking Systems in the Mid-Atlantic Region: A Case Study Report

    • Kasey M. Moyes ;
    • Li Ma ;
    • Dale Johnson ;
    • Stan Flutz ;
    • Robert R. Peters

    Significant Teat Condition Improvement by Using Teat Disinfectant in VMS Farms Previously Not Using Teat Disinfectants

    • Julie Geldhof ;
    • Mario López-Benavides ;
    • Joséphine Van Acker ;
    • Elke Depreester

    The Value of Surfactants in Teat Cleaning in the VMS Before Milking

    • Marianna Gentilini ;
    • Mario Lopez-Benavides ;
    • Russ Kolstad

    The Impact of Parlor Equipment Function and Parlor Procedures on Milk Quality in the Southeast United States

    • Kellie M. Enger ;
    • Gina M. Pighetti ;
    • Chandler Blakely ;
    • Peter D. Krawczel ;
    • Jeffrey M. Bewley ;
    • Amanda Stone ;
    • Stephanie Hill Ward ;
    • Stephen P. Oliver ;
    • Christina Petersson-Wolfe

    Use of Iodine Vapor to Reduce the Presence of Bacteria on Synthetic Rubber Inflations

    • Michael J. Zurakowski ;
    • Deborah A. Pawloski ;
    • Michael C. Radicone ;
    • Bradley J. Rauch ;
    • Francis L. Welcome ;
    • Daryl V. Nydam

    Case Study: Acids with Sanitizing Properties Sustain Acceptable Cleaning and Milk Quality Standards

    • Daniela R. Bruno ;
    • H. Jean Grow ;
    • Sandra Sutherland ;
    • Mario López-Benavides

    Effect of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm on Pipeline Milk Protein Removal at Low Temperature

    • Rebecca Hoppe ;
    • Mario López-Benavides ;
    • Doug Reinemann ;
    • Amanda Faltynowski ;
    • Carolina Mateus ;
    • Martin Karlsson

    Characterization of Virulence Genes in Whole Genomes of Streptococcus uberis and Streptococcus dysgalactiae Recovered from Canadian Maritime Dairy Herds

    • Julián Reyes ;
    • Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Lecompte ;
    • Fangfang Xia ;
    • Javier Sánchez

    Molecular Characterization and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Streptococcus uberis Isolated from Clinical Mastitis in Dairy Cattle

    • Gustavo Freu ;
    • Tiago Tomazi ;
    • Bruna Gomes Alves ;
    • Antonio Francisco de Souza Filho ;
    • Carlos Eduardo Fidelis ;
    • Juliano Leonel Gonçalves ;
    • Marcos Bryan Heinemann ;
    • Marcos Veiga dos Santos

    Erythromycin Resistance of Streptococcus agalactiae Isolated from Bovine Milk in Colombia

    • Ana S. Jaramillo-Jaramillo ;
    • Laura Lasso-Rojas ;
    • Claudia Cobo Angel ;
    • Yenny Moreno-Tolosa ;
    • Ruth N. Zadoks ;
    • Javier Sanchez ;
    • Juan Rodriguez-Lecompte ;
    • Alejandro Ceballos-Márquez

    Genotypic Diversity and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Streptococcus agalactiae Causing Clinical Mastitis

    • Tiago Tomazi ;
    • Antonio Francisco de Souza Filho ;
    • Bruna Gomes Alves ;
    • Gustavo Freu ;
    • Marcos Bryan Heinemann ;
    • Marcos Veiga dos Santos ;
    • Juliano Leonel Gonçalves

    Diversity of Klebsiella spp from Clinical Mastitis Cases Enrolled in a Negatively Controlled-Clinical Trial

    • María J. Fuenzalida ;
    • Teresa Walker ;
    • Pamela L. Ruegg

    Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of Microorganisms Isolated from Milk Samples from Clinical Mastitis and Subclinical-infected Quarters in Dairy Herds from Chile

    • Marcos Munoz ;
    • Carla Acuña ;
    • Francisca Sáez ;
    • Alejandra Latorre ;
    • Bernardita León

    Mastitis Pathogens Detected in Europe Using Real-time Multiplex PCR

    • D. Zalduendo ;
    • M. Pochodyla ;
    • L. Valls ;
    • P. Villoria

    Effect of Technique and Timing of Sampling on the Interpretation of Microbiological Results of Bovine Quarter Milk Samples Analyzed with Multiplex Real-time PCR

    • Heidi K. Hiitiö ;
    • Heli K. Simojoki ;
    • Suvi S. Taponen ;
    • Satu K. H. Pyörälä ;
    • Päivi J. Rajala-Schultz

    Validation of Real-time PCR and Bacteriological Culture for Identification of Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus in Milk and on Teat Skin in Herds with Automatic Milking System

    • Nanna K. Skjølstrup ;
    • Louise R. Mathiasen ;
    • Ilka C. Klaas ;
    • Line Svennesen ;
    • Yasser S. Mahmmod ;
    • Karl Pedersen

    Detection of Streptococcus uberis Using Dried Milk Samples and qPCR: Comparative with Bacterial Culture in Liquid Milk Samples

    • Alba Sánchez ;
    • Laura Valls ;
    • Mercè Lazaro ;
    • Daniel Zalduendo

    On-farm Culture Results Can Help to Target Mastitis Treatment Decisions

    • Karien Griffioen ;
    • Annet G. Velthuis ;
    • Theo J. Lam

    Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus agalactiae in Milk and Teat Skin from Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

    • Line Svennesen ;
    • Yasser Mahmmod ;
    • Karl Pedersen ;
    • Volker Krömker ;
    • Ilka C. Klaas

    Coagulase Negative Staphylococci Distribution in Dairy Herds with Automatic Milking System and Their Crosstalk with Staphylococcus aureus from Intramammary Infections and Teat Apex

    • Yasser Mahmmod ;
    • Ilka Klaas ;
    • Line Svennesen ;
    • Karl Pedersen ;
    • Hanne Ingmer

    Association of Housing Environment and Staphylococcal Species Isolated from Teat Skin of Dairy Cattle

    • Luiza M. Placheta ;
    • John R. Middleton ;
    • Matthew R. Borchers ;
    • Jeffrey M. Bewley ;
    • Pamela R. F. Adkins

    Cow-level Risk Factors for Elevated SCC and Clinical Mastitis in New York Dairy Cattle

    • Asha M. Miles ;
    • Jessica A. A. McArt ;
    • Heather J. Huson

    Investigating the Impact of Environment, Management and Pathogen Burden on the Late Summer Increase in Bulk Tank SCC

    • Daniel A. Shock ;
    • Stephen J. LeBlanc ;
    • Ken E.Leslie ;
    • Karen J. Hand ;
    • M. Ann Godkin ;
    • Jason B. Coe ;
    • David F. Kelton

    Distribution and Heterogeneity of Streptococcus agalactiae in Colombian Dairy Herds

    • Claudia G. Cobo-Ángel ;
    • Ana S. Jaramillo-Jaramillo ;
    • Laura M. Lasso-Rojas ;
    • Ruth N. Zadoks ;
    • Javier Sanchez ;
    • Juan C. Rodriguez-Lecompte ;
    • Alejandro Ceballos-Márquez

    A New Method for Estimating Transmission Rates of Mastitis-causing Pathogens

    • Carsten Kirkeby ;
    • Tariq Halasa ;
    • Maya Gussmann ;
    • Kaare Græsbøll

    Effects of Long-term Comfort and Stress in Dairy Cow Housing Environments on Milk Quality and Productivity

    • Matthew R. Borchers ;
    • Anna Bradtmueller ;
    • Jeffrey M. Bewley

    Comparing Summer to Winter Ratios of SCS and Milk Yield among U.S. Regions and Southeast States

    • Jenna M. Guinn ;
    • D.T. Nolan ;
    • P.D. Krawczel ;
    • C.S. Petersson-Wolfe ;
    • G.M. Pighetti ;
    • A.E. Stone ;
    • S.H. Ward ;
    • and J.M. Bewley

    Drying-off Practices in Finnish Dairy Herds

    • María J. Vilar ;
    • Mari Hovinen ;
    • Heli Simojoki ;
    • Päivi J. Rajala-Schultz

    The Road to th Lactation Increased Longevity through Healthy Cows

    • Michael Farre ;
    • Theun van der Veen

    Automated Early Removal of the Milking Cluster before Beginning of the Dry Period to Reduce Internal Udder Pressure

    • Lisett. M. Martin ;
    • Wolfgang Büscher ;
    • Ute Müller

    Influencing Factors of Immunoglobulin Concentration in Colostrum from Tropical Dairy Cows

    • Luis Miguel Gómez ;
    • Julián Reyes Vélez ;
    • Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Lecompte ;
    • Solla S.A

    Case Report: Reduction of Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Count and Incidence of Clinical Mastitis in a Pasture-based Dairy Operation of Uruguay after Implementation of an Udder Health Program

    • Guillermo Sierra ;
    • Marcos Munoz

    An Observational Cohort Study on Persistency of an Internal Teat Sealant Residue in Milk after Calving in Dairy Cows

    • Fidèle Kabera ;
    • Simon Dufour ;
    • Greg Keefe ;
    • Jean-Philippe Roy

    Effect of Prepartum Energy Balance on Neutrophil Function Following Pegbovigrastim Treatment in Periparturient Cows

    • Scott McDougall ;
    • Paul Rapnicki ;
    • Stephen J. LeBlanc ;
    • Axel Heiser

    Pegbovigrastim Affected Gene Expression in Neutrophils of Transition Cows Indicating Increased Neutrophil Function

    • Axel Heiser ;
    • Stephen J. LeBlanc ;
    • Paul Rapnicki ;
    • Scott McDougall

    Efficacy of Pegbovigrastim for Preventing Clinical Mastitis, Retained Placenta, and Metritis in Periparturient Heifers in a Dairy Herd in Argentina

    • Martin Pol ;
    • Hernán Bertotti

    Feeding 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Decreases Severity of Mastitis in Dairy Cows

    • Michael B. Poindexter ;
    • Mercedes Kweh ;
    • Marcos Zenobi ;
    • Roney Zimpel ;
    • Jorge E. Zuniga ;
    • Francisco R. Lopes ;
    • Yun Jiang ;
    • Jose E.P. Santos ;
    • Corwin D. Nelson

    Evaluation of Injectable Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation During Dry Period, in the Improvement of Milk Production in Holstein Cows

    • Milton Maturana Filho ;
    • Guillermo A. Mattioli ;
    • Gustavo G. Lagioia ;
    • Juan M. Rodríguez Pérsico ;
    • Marisa A. Martinez ;
    • Reuel Luiz Gonçalves ;
    • Ed Hoffman Madureira

    Evaluation of Injectable Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation During Dry Period, in Improvement of Health, Milk Production, and Composition in Holstein Cows

    • Milton Maturana Filho ;
    • Guillermo A. Mattioli ;
    • Gustavo G. Lagioia ;
    • Juan M. Rodríguez Pérsico ;
    • Marisa A. Martinez ;
    • Reuel Luiz Gonçalves ;
    • Ed Hoffman Madureira

    Casein Hydrolysate as a Possible Adjunct to or Replacement Treatment for Current Antibiotic Therapies Used at Dry-off in Dairy Cows

    • Justine E. Britten ;
    • David J. Wilson ;
    • Kerry A. Rood

    Consensus Statement Dry Cow Therapy

    • Andrew Bradley ;
    • Sarne De Vliegher ;
    • Michael Farre ;
    • Luis Miguel Jimenez ;
    • Thomas Peters ;
    • Ellen Schmitt-van de Leemput ;
    • Tine van Werven

    Pharmacokinetics and Milk Residues of Cloxacillin in Dairy Cows After Intramammary Administration for Dry Cow Therapy

    • Nora Mestorino ;
    • Marisa Martínez ;
    • Juan Rodríguez Pérsico ;
    • Santiago Garcia ;
    • Daniel Buldain ;
    • Andrea Buchamer ;
    • Florencia Aliverti ;
    • Laura Marchetti

    Case Report: Efficacy of Two Intramammary Suspensions Containing 500 mg of Cloxacillin in the Control of Intramammary Infections During Dry Period in Dairy Cows

    • Marisa A. Martinez ;
    • Sergio Castro ;
    • Laura E. Araujo ;
    • Maria V. Lucas ;
    • Gustavo Lagioia ;
    • Mariana F. Lucas

    Pharmacokinetics and Residues of Cloxacillin in Milk of Lactating Dairy Cows After Intramammary Administration

    • Nora Mestorino ;
    • Marisa Martínez ;
    • Juan Rodríguez Pérsico ;
    • Mariana Lucas ;
    • Daniel Buldain ;
    • Florencia Aliverti ;
    • Andrea Buchamer ;
    • Laura Araujo ;
    • Laura Marchetti

    Rifaximin-Cefacetril Treatments of Clinical Mastitis: Efficacy of One-day Treatment Compared to Two-day Treatment

    • Martin Pol ;
    • Javier Chaves ;
    • Carlos Carrera ;
    • Eve Courrier

    The Role of Extended Therapy for Mastitis

    • Elke Abbeloos ;
    • Sarne De Vliegher ;
    • Michael Farre ;
    • Oriol Franquesa ;
    • Ian Hodge ;
    • Volker Krömker ;
    • Bill May ;
    • Martin Pol ;
    • Jean-Phillippe Roy ;
    • Olivier Salat ;
    • Giacomo Tolasi ;
    • Tine van Werven ;
    • Marcos Veiga dos Santos

    Apparent Antimicrobial Effect of Herb Essential Oils on Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus

    • Juan Velasco-Bolaños ;
    • Daniel Felipe Salazar ;
    • Alejandro Ceballos-Márquez ;
    • Claudia Cobo Angel

    Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of Crude Extracts Obtained from Actinomycetes Against Mastitis Pathogens

    • Renata de Freitas Leite ;
    • Juliano L. Gonçalves ;
    • Melina M. Barcelos ;
    • Cristian M. de M. R. Martins ;
    • Ana Paula Ferranti Peti ;
    • Luiz Alberto Beraldo de Moraes ;
    • Marcos V. dos Santos

    Recombinant Nuclease Vaccine Promotes the Clearance of S. aureus

    • Tong Wu ;
    • Yunke Zhang ;
    • Haoran Zhao ;
    • Wenxue Wu