Special Issue "Dairy Cattle Mammary Health—Reducing Mammary Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 6469
Optimal dairy cattle mammary health is imperative not only for the well-being of the dairy cow, but also for the sustainability of the operation, as reduced mammary health negatively impacts milk yield and quality, productive ability, longevity in the herd, and reproductive ability, among others. While there have been tremendous advances in reducing mammary disease over the last several decades, challenges still remain. The key mammary disease that affects dairy cattle, mastitis, is an ever-present concern, even in well-managed herds. Notably, the industry struggles with pathogens that are not treatable with antibiotic therapy, such as yeasts, molds, algae and Mycoplasma spp. Moreover, advances in rapid, cost-effective on-farm methods for bacterial identification are needed to enhance targeted management strategies. Lastly, replacement heifers are largely left out of most conversations related to mammary diseases, yet they represent a population of animals that have the potential to be most impacted.
We invite original research and review papers that aim to discuss novel and innovative approaches to the detection, control, and treatment of mammary disease to support this Special Issue, which aims to highlight potential areas of interest for future research questions.
Dr. Valerie E. Ryman
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- cattle mammary health
- productive ability
- dairy cattle
- milk yield