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Dairy heifers represent the future of a dairy herd, and are expected to freshen with a healthy and well-developed udder, capable of producing an optimal amount of high quality milk. A high proportion of heifers have infected mammary quarters at calving, with coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS)...

Author(s)
Piepers, S.; Vliegher, S. de; Kruif, A. de; Opsomer, G.; Barkema, H. W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2009, 134, 1/2, pp 113-120
Abstract

Coagulase-negative staphylococci are the main source of bovine mastitis in 71 heifers from Flemish dairy farms. The epidemiology and risk factors are discussed with special attention to udder quarters and individual heifer characteristics. A strategic approach for a problem farm is outlined. A...

Author(s)
Piepers, S.; Opsomer, G.; Supré, K.; Kruif, A. de; Vliegher, S. de
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
Citation
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2009, 78, 1, pp 11-19
Abstract

A high number of dairy heifers freshen with udder health Problems. The prevalence of teat apex colonization (TAC) with Staphylococcus chromogenes, one of the most widespread coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) in milk samples from freshly calved dairy heifers, was measured cross-sectionally in...

Author(s)
Vliegher, S. de; Laevens, H.; Devriese, L. A.; Opsomer, G.; Leroy, J. L. M.; Barkema, H. W.; Kruif, A. de
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2003, 92, 3, pp 245-252
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
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of bacteria and fungi in the milk of dairy cows at the moment of drying off in 8 herds in North-East Poland. Additionally, tests for antibiotic sensitivity of the isolated bacteria were performed. In total, milk samples of 1145 quarters of 288...

Author(s)
Barański, W.; Raś, M.; Janowski, T.; Zduńczyk, S.; Dewulf, J.; Kruif, A. de; Vliegher, S. de; Opsomer, G.
Publisher
Polskiego Towarzystwa Nauk Weterynaryjnych, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Medycyna Weterynaryjna, 2008, 64, 3, pp 301-305

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