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The objective of this work is to provide an overview on (a) the validation and certification of FOSS's milk analysers, (b) working with FTIR technology/data and standardisation as part of quality assurance as well as (c) quality assurance for new milk-testing parameters. Besides extensive internal...

Author(s)
Schwarz, D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 23-29
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The new CombiFossTM 7 DC is the latest generation milk analyser from FOSS. The instrument allows to test raw milk for up to 19 parameters, including the new Differential Somatic Cell Count (DSCC) parameter, simultaneously at a speed of up to 600 samples per hour. DSCC represents the proportion of...

Author(s)
Schwarz, D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 119-125
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Currently, programmes for monitoring udder health in the frame of dairy herd improvement (DHI) testing are based on the analysis of somatic cell counts (SCC). However, mastitis remains the most prevalent and costly disease in the dairy cattle industry worldwide. Approximately 70 to 80% of the...

Author(s)
Schwarz, D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 105-112
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The objective of this study was to describe the usage of FOSS's ketosis screening tool in dairy herd improvement (DHI) laboratories around the world and further summarise their experience on the usability of the tool for dairy farmers. Ketosis is a costly metabolic disorder which usually occurs in...

Author(s)
Schwarz, D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 93-99

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