Mastitis in Dairy Cattle: Prevention Strategies and Treatment Methods

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Farm Animal Production".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 156

Special Issue Editors

Research and Development Station for Cattle Breading Dancu, 9 Lasi-Ungheni Road, 707252 Dancu, Romania
Interests: cattle reproduction; milk quality; udder health; animal health; precision livestock farming; cattle breeding; farm management; alternative therapies
Department of Internal Diseases and Diagnostics, Poznań University of Life Sciences, 60-637 Poznań, Poland
Interests: cattle reproduction; milk quality; udder health; animal health; precision livestock farming; cattle breeding; farm management; alternative therapies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

we are pleased to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of our journal focused on the topic of "Mastitis in Dairy Cattle: Prevention Strategies and Treatment Methods". Mastitis, a mammary disease that commonly affects dairy cattle, continues to be a significant issue in bovine veterinary medicine despite extensive research on prevention and treatment strategies. This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest insights in the field to address this ongoing challenge. The economic losses caused by mastitis in the dairy industry are substantial. Thus, shifting the focus from treatment to prevention is crucial. We encourage contributions that delve into the maintenance of optimal udder health and the prevention of mastitis through various approaches, such as proper nutrition and management and milking and drying practices. We also look forward to submissions that explore alternative treatments and therapies for mastitis, particularly natural products derived from plants and animals. With increasing concerns about antibiotic resistance, the dairy industry is seeking alternatives to prevent and treat mastitis. Research on this topic will contribute to the development of environmentally friendly solutions for mastitis management. We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions. Together, we can advance our understanding of mastitis in dairy cattle and develop effective prevention strategies and treatment methods to improve animal health, welfare, and the sustainability of the dairy industry.

Dr. Andra Sabina Neculai-Valeanu
Dr. Sebastian Smulski
Guest Editors

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  • bovine mastitis
  • animal health
  • antibiotic resistance
  • alternative therapies
  • somatic cell count
  • udder health
  • dairy cattle
  • milk quality
  • economic losses

Published Papers

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