DeLaval hygiene symposium and R&D center inaugural

A summary of 18 papers provided by hygiene experts from around the world, covering a range of topics: Current views on milk quality The changing views of the interaction of the animal, the machine and the environment The future directions in milk quality and udder health Links to the full texts are included.

May 15-16, 2002

On May 15-16, 2002, DeLaval, Inc., held an International Hygiene Symposium to celebrate the inauguration of their new Business Unit Hygiene R&D Center in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

At the Symposium, hygiene experts from Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States provided papers and presentations.

Following is the Proceedings Table of Contents and links summaries of each of the articles. The complete articles can also be downloaded.

Table of Contents

A Coops Perspective of Milk Quality
John Wilson, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Kansas City, MO, USA

Milk Quality Issues – Current and Future: The Perspective of the Swedish Dairy Co-Operatives
Bengt Everitt, Swedish Dairy Association, Stockholm, Sweden

Teat Conditioning, Udder Health and Frequency of Milking: Impact of Teat Dip Composition
M.D. Rasmussen*, L. Foldager*, T.C. Hemling**
*Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Foulum, Tjele, Denmark, **DeLaval, Kansas City, MO, USA


The Importance to Access the Effects of Voluntary Milking System on Teat Tissues, Intramammary Infections and Somatic Cell Counts
A Zecconi, G. Casirani, E. Binda, R. Piccinini, Department of Animal Pathology,
Infectious Diseases Laboratory, University of Milan, Milano, Italy

Status and Future of Systematic Evaluation of Teat Condition
J. Eric Hillerton, Institute for Animal Health, Compton, UK

Milk Quality Improvement Programs in Brazil
Luis Fernando Laranja da Fonsecca, University of São Paulo, Veterinary School, Pirassununga – SP, Brazil

An Udder Health Program for New Zealand Grassland Dairies
John Williamson, Dexcel, Hamilton, New Zealand

Co-Ops Role in On-Farm Implementation of Udder Health Milk Quality Programs
Torkel Ekman1, Bengt Everitt2, Swedish Dairy Association, 1Uppsala, 2Stockholm, Sweden

Efficacy of Barrier Teat Dips in Preventing Dry Period Mastitis
L.L. Timms, IowaStateUniversity, Ames, IA, USA

Teat-End Closure During the Dry Period and Implications on Mastitis Control Practices
R.T. Dingwll, K.E. Leslie, G.H. Lim, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Dry Period and Heifer Mastitis – Role of Internal and External Sealants
John Williamson, Dexcel, Hamilton, New Zealand

Paradigm Changes in Mastitis, Milk Quality and Milk Harvesting
Ynte H. Schukken1, Tom Hemling2
1CornellUniversity, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2DeLaval, Kansas City, MO, USA

Application of Cleaning and Cooling Principles to Robotic Milking
Douglas J. Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

The Modulation of Mammary Gland Immune Defenses – An Update
A. Zecconi, R. Piccinini, Department of Animal Pathology, Infectious Disease Laboratory,
University of Milan, Milano, Italy

Implications and Application of Knowledge from Low Cell Count Farms
Ynte Schukken1, Frank Welcome1, Laura Green2, Martin Green2,3,
1College of Veterinary Medicine, CornellUniversity, Ithaca, NY, USA,
2Ecology and Epidemiology Group, University of Warwick, Coventry, Canada,
3Orchard Veterinary Group, WirrallPark, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

Opportunities and Implications for Improved On-Farm Cowside Diagnostics
K.E. Leslie, J.T. Jansen, G.H. Lim, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Future Direction and Issues in Hoof Health Care & Cow Comfort
Christer Bergsten, Swedish Dairy Association, Skara, Sweden

Future Demand of Hygiene Technology: Emergening Market Perspective
Luis Fernando Laranja da Fonseca, University of São Paulo, VeterinarySchool, Pirassununga, SP Brazil