Bulk milk somatic cell count and the use of resources in organic dairy farming

A case study on subclinical mastitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus

Ton Baars, H.W. Barkema. 2015. Bulk milk somatic cell count and the use of resources in organic dairy farming: A case study on subclinical mastitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus. In: Resource use in organic farming, 3 rd ENOF-workshop. Ancona, Italy. 175-188.
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Abstract / summary in English:

In this paper the relation between management practices and the level of BMSCC on organic dairy farms is described. Because Staphylococcus aureus is the pathogen that is most frequently cultured, at first this pathogen has been characterised and an outbreak of subclinical mastitis associated with S. aureus is described. In case studies attention is paid to nine organic farms that were successful in the control of a too high BMSCC.

Keywords in English: mastitis, organic farming, Staphylococcus aureus