Mastitis control in summer

Hot, sunny periods can be a testing time for the dairy cow and the herdsman.

Dairy farmers have to deal with irritation in the parlor, prolonged milking times because of the irritation, and most importantly, contamination of the udder leading to mastitis.

Many cases of summer mastitis are not classified as environmental or contagious; they […]

California approves strictest animal antibiotic use law in U.S.

California recently became the first state to limit the routine use of the drugs in animal agriculture by passing a bill that bans the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their use to prevent illness or promote growth.

Calling the overuse of antibiotics “an urgent public health problem,” Gov. Jerry Brown said the bill […]