Pictured at the recent Mastitis Seminar in Gloucester were Paudie Hyland, Bimeda Commercial Vet, Peter Edmundson, FRCVS, John Hennessey, MVB and Roger Blowey, FRCVS.
Paudie Hyland, Bimeda Commercial Veterinarian, recently attended the three day Mastitis Control and Quality Milk seminar in Gloucester given by Roger Blowey and Peter Edmundson. These are known as the two most respected mastitis and cell count veterinary experts in the British Isles. John Hennessey MVB of CCW Vets, Carrick on Suir, Ireland, accompanied Paudie on the trip as a guest of Bimeda. Thanking Bimeda for the opportunity, he stated, "This was an excellent conference and a must for any practitioner serious about tackling mastitis and high SCC herds."
The seminar was a very educational and interactive weekend with; farm visits, problem cases and a Q&A based lecture style from the two speakers.
The importance of correct milking routine was discussed at length with pre and post dipping and cluster dipping considered essential parts of this routine. It was agreed that Dry Cow Antibiotics must be effective for at least 4 weeks post drying off to allow effective cure rates during the two week rest phase from week 3-4. The importance of dry cow seals was stressed as a key factor in reducing mastitis cases in the dry cow and post calving period.
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