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Abstract

Prepartum intramammary treatment with antimicrobials of end-term dairy heifers has frequently been proposed as a practice to reduce the prevalence of intramammary infections (IMI) at calving. From a safety standpoint for both animal and administrator, systemic treatment is preferred. A clinical...

Author(s)
Passchyn, P.; Piepers, S.; Vliegher, S. de
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2013, 96, 10, pp 6324-6335
Abstract

Heifer mastitis is a disease that potentially threatens production and udder health in the first and subsequent lactations. In general, coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are the predominant cause of intramammary infection and subclinical mastitis in heifers around parturition, whereas ...

Author(s)
Vliegher, S. de; Fox, L. K.; Piepers, S.; McDougall, S.; Barkema, H. W.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2012, 95, 3, pp 1025-1040
Abstract

Intramammary infections (IMI) in recently calved dairy heifers are more common than was formerly believed but their relevance for future performance has been studied only rarely. In the present study, the association between the IMI status of fresh heifers and their subsequent udder health, milk...

Author(s)
Piepers, S.; Opsomer, G.; Barkema, H. W.; Kruif, A. de; Vliegher, S. de
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2010, 93, 5, pp 2014-2024