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Dairy professionals attend National Mastitis Council meeting

Published on 09 August 2013

More than 120 professionals with a vested interest in milk quality recently attended the National Mastitis Council (NMC) regional meeting in Portland, Maine.

A diverse group of veterinarians, dairy farm managers and employees, industry and milk plant field staff were among those who attended. Attendees had the opportunity to select from four different specialized interactive short courses, offering the opportunity to interact directly with the instructor and other registrants in the course.

{socialbuttons}In addition to networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities, the main conference program covered topics ranging from a look at Staphylococcus aureus to a discussion about common issues that impact milkability and cow behavior in the parlor and treatment decisions for milking and dry cows. Rounding out the event was a tour of IDEXX Laboratories Inc.

The NMC 53rd Annual Meeting is scheduled for Jan. 26-28, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Next year’s regional meeting will be held Aug. 5-6 in Ghent, Belgium — the first time a regional meeting will be hosted in Europe.  PD

—From National Mastitis Council news release