Revised 12th April


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Opening session

Wednesday 15th May 09:00-10:30 hrs


1 Jaap Boes SEGES, Denmark Welcome on behalf of the Organizing Committee
2 Caroline Emond IDF, Belgium Welcome on behalf of IDF
3 Steen Nørgaard Madsen Danish Dairy Board, Denmark Shaping the dairy industry for the future
4 Henk Hogeveen Wageningen UR, Netherlands Mastitis management in an economic perspective

1. Robot milking, the environment and mastitis automatic milking systems

Wednesday 15th May 11:00-13:30 hrs


1. Oral presentations

1 Snorri Sigurdsson Arla Foods Amba, China Development of AMS in the Nordic countries 1998-2018
2 Gunnar Dalen Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway On-line cell counts for detecting mastitis
3 Gerrit Koop Utrecht University, Netherlands Evaluation of online somatic cell count estimation in automatic milking systems
4 Henk Hogeveen Wageningen UR, Netherlands Encouraging adequate farmer interventions through the use of sensors for mastitis management
5 Eial Izak Mastitis Prevention Services, Argentina Implementation of decision tree for treatment protocols in automatic milking systems

1. Posters

0 Dorota Anglart Delaval/Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Using sensor data to describe cell count variation in an automatic milking rotary
1 Jean-Louis Poulet Idele (French Livestock Institute), France AMS Check-List: a first-line tool to investigate potential links between AMS and milk quality
2 Martin Bjerring Aarhus University, Denmark Sensor data affected by carry over in sampled milk may not correctly provide health status of cows

2. Diagnostics - part 1

Wednesday 15th May 11:00-12:30 hrs


2.1 Oral presentations

1 Volker Krömker University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany On-farm diagnostics and integration in udder health consulting
2 Lærke Astrup Danish Technical University, Denmark On-farm culture - diagnostic validation and apparent pathogen prevalences in Denmark
3 Karin Knappstein Max Rubner-Institute, Department of Safety and Quality of Milk and Fish Products, Germany Evaluation of three cultural diagnostic tests for the fast identification of mastitis pathogens
4 Anne Schmenger Hochschule Hannover, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany Sociological aspects of introducing a mastitis rapid test - compliance, concerns and expectations
5 Ann Nyman Växa Sverige, Sweden Differential somatic cell count - a tool to improve diagnosis of cows with intramammary infections

2. Diagnostics - part 2

Thursday 16th May 09:00-10:30 hrs


2.2 Oral presentations

1 Alfonso Zecconi Università di Milano Dept.Veterinary Medicine, Italy 2. Assessment of Subclinical Mastitis Diagnostic Accuracy by Differential Cell Count
2 Silke Hechinger Landesbetrieb Hessisches Landeslabor, Germany 2. PCR detection of staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus agalactiae in pool milk samples
3 Aqeela Ashraf Lahore Garrison University, Pakistan Development of molecular diagnostic assays for the rapid detection of mastitis causing pathogens.
4 Anton Pernthaner Koru Diagnostics Ltd, New Zealand Development of a novel milk ELISA test for the detection of S. aureus infections
5 Giorgi Shtenberg ARO- Volcani Center, Israel Milk Haptoglobin Detection Based on Enhanced Chemiluminescence of Gold Nanoparticles
6 Carsten Kirkeby University of Copenhagen, Denmark 2. Sensitivity and Specificity of PCR and Bacterial Culture of S. aureus based on Bayesian LCA

2. Posters

3 Hanna Markiewicz Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland Pathogens associated with chronic mastitis in dairy cows and their susceptibility pattern to antimic
4 Paolo Bulgarelli Parmalat S.p.A., Italy European project MOLOKO: a 21th century on-farm multiplex plasmonic sensor for udder health
5 Karl Pedersen National Veterinary Institute, Sweden MALDI-TOF is a rapid and reliable tool for identification of bacteria from bovine mastitis
6 Emily O'Reilly University of Glasgow, United Kingdom Haptoglobin and ?-lactalbumin, biomarkers for selective dry cow therapy?
7 Lærke Astrup Danish Technical University, Denmark Quality-assessment of E. coli diagnostics in Danish veterinary practice.
8 Lærke Boye Astrup Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Patterns of antibiotic resistance in major pathogens from clinical mastitis in Denmark 2018
9 Anne Quijada Thermo Fisher Scientific, France Fast and convenient nucleic acid extraction method for mastitis diagnostic
10 Johan Waldner District Veterinary Organization, Jönköping, Sweden Bacterial findings at clinical mastitis in Swedish dairy cows
11 Tomas Ussing FluimediX, Denmark On-farm testing on a Stick
12 Renata Leite School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Brazil Identification of Streptococcus uberis Using Phenotypic Methods and Mass Spectrometry
13 Nadjia Benhamed University of sciences and technology of Oran, Algeria Phylogenique identification study of staphylococcus aureus involved in mastitis cases in Oran, Algér
14 Carsten Kirkeby University of Copenhagen, Denmark Investigation of the added value of differential somatic cell count (DSCC) for detection of mastitis
15 Daniel Schwarz FOSS, Denmark Differential Somatic Cell Count as a new & inexpensive supplementary Tool for Mastitis Screening
16 Anne Quijada Thermo Fisher Scientific, France Mastitis diagnosis utilizing a turnkey solution from Thermo Fisher Scientific's animal health

3. Decision support tools, modeling and economics

Wednesday 15th May 13:30-15:00 hrs


3. Oral presentations

1 Alexander Bartel Freie Universität Berlin - Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Germany SCC predictions using generalized additive models: can they support mastitis management decisions?
2 Bart van Den Borne Wageningen University, Business Economics, Netherlands Cow factors predicting the detection of new Staphylococcus aureus intramammary infections
3 Ingrid H. Holmøy Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway Bio-economic modelling of sequence type-specific Streptococcus agalactiae intramammary infections.
4 Maya Gussmann University of Copenhagen, Denmark Modelling intervention strategies for clinical and subclinical intramammary infections
5 Juan Cainzos Elanco, Spain Can differential somatic cell count at dryoff help to predict postpartum mastitis prevalence?
6 Henk Hogeveen Wageningen UR, Netherlands The economic impact of abrupt drying off with a dry-off facilitator compared with gradual cessation

3. Posters

17 Hen Honig Agricultural Research Organization, Israel Monitoring pain caused by E. coli-induced mastitis and its alleviation with NSAID by algometry
18 Alexander Bartel Free University Berlin - Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Germany Estimating uncertainty in milk yield reduction associated with elevated somatic cell counts
19 Yael Salzer Agriculture Research Organization, Israel On-farm physiological parameters for the evaluation of dairy cow pain
20 Anne Quijada Thermo Fisher Scientific, France A Novel Cloud-Based Software for Easy Interpretation of Animal

4. Social sciences and antimicrobial usage

Wednesday 15th May 13:30-15:00 hrs


4. Oral presentations

1 Kristen Reyher University of Bristol, UK Antibiotic Anonymous - Playing Our Part in Reducing Antibiotic Usage
2 Christian Scherpenzeel GD Animal Health, Netherlands Monitoring udder health using census data: evaluating effects of a changed antimicrobial policy
3 Valerie-Beau Pucken Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland The effect of peer group education on veterinary prescription practices
4 Bart van Den Borne Wageningen University, Business Economics, Netherlands Antimicrobial stewardship profiles among Swiss dairy farmers - a latent class analysis
5 Jorge Manuel Ferreira World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), France How OIE standards support the dairy sector to apply responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials?

4. Posters

21 Finola Mc Coy Animal Health Ireland, Ireland Using national sales data to describe trends in intramammary antimicrobial use on Irish dairy farm
22 Monique Driesse Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Netherlands bv, Netherlands Field trial to motivate and support Dutch farmers to treat grade 1 and 2 mastitis more prudent
23 Paolo Moroni University of Milan, Italy S. aureus antibiotic-resistance: phenotypic and genotypic analysis of bovine mastitis isolates
24 Joanne Karzis Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa Antibiotic resistance and diagnosis of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius from milk of dairy cows.
25 Clair Firth University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria Which factors influence farmers' choices with respect to antimicrobial dry cow therapy?
26 Clair Firth University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria What are Austrian cattle veterinarians' priorities when choosing antimicrobials to use on farm?
27 Åsa Lundberg Växa Sverige, Sweden Farmer knowledge and attitudes to mastitis in dairy cows

5. Udder hygiene

Wednesday 15th May 15:30-17:00 hrs


5. Oral presentations

1 Derek Nolan University of Kentucky, United States Does statistical analysis method influence conclusions of teat condition score trials?
2 Sarah Fitzpatrick Teagasc, Ireland Impact of teat disinfectants on the bacterial load on cows teats
3 Martin Tho Seeth Chamber of Agriculture Lower Saxony/Udder Health Service, Germany Risk of intramammary infection during early lactation in German dairy heifers
4 Lisa Ekman Statens Veterinärmedicinska Anstalt, Sweden A longitudinal study of udder cleft dermatitis in Swedish dairy cows

5. Poster

28 Sarah Fitzpatrick Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Ireland Using Disc Diffusion to Screen Teat Disinfectant Products

6. Mastitis management - part 1

Wednesday 15th May 15:30-17:00 hrs


6.1 Oral presentations

1 Päivi Rajala-Schultz University of Helsinki, Finland Dry cow management, history, development and future perspectives
2 Rama Falk Israel Dairy Board, Israel Unusual Outbreak of Mastitis caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
3 Samir Kumar Rana National Dairy Development Board, India Aetiological profiling of bovine mastitis and an alternate approach for its management in India
4 Håkan Landin Växa Sverige, Sweden Herd prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis and Streptococcus agalactiae in Swedish dairy herds
5 Dimitri Valckenier Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Ghent University, Belgium Species-specific effect of non-aureus staphylococci on quarter milk yield and somatic cell count

6. Mastitis management - part 2

Thursday 16th May 13:30-15:00 hrs


6.2 Oral presentations

1 Olav Østerås TINE SA, Norway The udder health in the Nordic countries
2 Shuvo Singha Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh Clinical mastitis; incidence, causative pathogens and risk factors in dairy cows in Bangladesh
3 Jean Baptiste Ndahetuye Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences, Sweden Udder pathogens and risk factors in dairy cows in Rwanda
4 Maya Gussmann University of Copenhagen, Denmark Determinants for treatment and culling in relation to mastitis in Danish dairy cattle herds
5 Karin Persson Waller National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden Prevention of mastitis in early lactation first parity cows
6 Jane Lacy-Hulbert DairyNZ, New Zealand Supporting a move towards more selective use of dry cow antibiotics

6. Posters

29 Yoshio Kiku National Institute of Animal Health, NARO, Japan Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus mastitis with recombinant bovine GM-CSF
30 Mick Clews Vetora, New Zealand Procaine penicillin for mastitis. Have we forgotten how good it is and is it getting even better?
31 David Sabaté HIPRA Scientific, S.L.U., Spain Immune response of dairy cows following vaccination with UBAC® in a clinical trial
32 Steven Sietsma University Farm Animal Practice, Netherlands Efficacy of a salicylic-acid bedding conditioner in dry cow housing on new intra mammary infections
33 Josef Prasek Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic On-farm culture system as a tool to reduce antimicrobials usage -10 years´ experience in Czechia.
34 Luiz Francisco Zafalon Embrapa Southeast Livestock, Brazil Maintenance of Staphylococcus spp producing biofilms in a herd treated by homeopathy
35 Inge-Marie Petzer Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa Diagnosis, SCC, biofilm and antibiotic resistance in Non aureus staphylococcus species in SA.
36 Simonetta Amatiste Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Lazio e Toscana M. Aleandri, Italy Evaluation of an automate milk leukocyte differential test for selective dry-cow therapy on farm
37 Ann Nyman Växa Sverige, Denmark Can an automatic farm water cleaning system improve udder health?
38 Ulf Emanuelson Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden An evolutionary operation framework as a tool in herd-specific mastitis control
39 Ulf Emanuelson Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden Management of subclinical mastitis in organic and conventional Swedish dairy herds
40 Karin Persson Waller National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden Early lactation udder health problems in first parity dairy cows
41 Elaine Meade Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland, Ireland Antimicrobial resistant species: causative agents of chronic mastitis and a food safety issue.
42 Gabriel Leitner Armenta, Israel Acoustic Pulse Therapy (APT) for treatment and prevention of mastitis

7. Milk quality

Thursday 16th May 13:30-15:00 hrs


7. Oral presentations

1 Marcos Veiga dos Santos University of São Paulo, Brazil Status and challenges in milk production and quality in southern America
2 Anne Vuholm Sunds Aarhus University, Denmark Milk glycosidase activities and metabolite formation in relation to mastitis
3 Gabriel Leitner Kimron Veterinary Institute, Israel Milk quality based on mammary glands as production units vs. the udder in dairy cows with mastitis
4 Oriol Franquesa Q-LLET SLP Milk Quality- Leptospirosis outbreak impact on udder health

7. Posters

43 Oriol Franquesa Q-LLET SLP, Spain Milk Quality- Leptospirosis outbreak impact on udder health
44 Renata Leite School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences/ University of São Paulo, Brazil Host cell invasive properties of mastitis-causing Staphylococcus aureus strains from Brazil

8. Milking managements and 13. Milking machines

Thursday 16th May 09:00-10:30 hrs


8. Oral presentations

1 John Upton Teagasc, Ireland Scope for improving milking efficiency
2 Pablo Silva Boloña Teagasc/University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ireland Effect of simulated quarter and udder removal settings on residual milk and milking time
3 Anneke Gouw Lely International, Netherlands Reducing bimodality by prolonged brush time in AMS
4 Alice Hubert French Livestock Institute, France PiloTraite: a new pilot machine to study links between milk quality and milking machine
5 Ralph Ginsberg Agricultural Technologies and Management, Israel What we have learned about milking management in the past two decades

8. Posters

45 Esa Manninen Valio Ltd., Finland Measuring of liner dimensions - Inner diameters of tensioned liners
46 Esa Manninen Valio Ltd., Finland Measuring of liner dimensions - Mouth piece depth and effective length of liners

9. Advice and management and 11. The dry period

Thursday 16th May 11:00-12:30 hrs


9. Oral presentations

1 Snorri Sigurdsson Arla Food Amba / China-Denmark Milk Technology Cooperation Centre, China On farm trainings: a good solution for all dairy operations
2 Ylva Persson National veterinary Institute, Sweden Succesful development of an udder health control program in Bangladesh.
3 Mark Humphris The Milk Road / Dairy Australia, Australia Countdown MQ : building mastitis investigatory capability in Australia
4 Finola Mc Coy Animal Health Ireland, Ireland CellCheck Milking for Quality awards-recognising excellence in udder health on Irish farms
5 Shmuel Friedman Israel Dairy Board (IDB), Israel Selective dry cow treatment based on farm evidence
6 Scott McDougall Cognosco, New Zealand Cow and quarter selection for dry cow therapy using the Rapid Mastitis Test

9. Posters

47 Eva Gass German Association for Performance and Quality Testing (DLQ), Germany ZellDiX - A new approach to assess udder health by using DHI results and cell differentiation
48 Anri Aino Elisa Timonen Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia Dynamics of within-herd prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis IMI in large dairy herds
49 Riitta Niemi University of Helsinki, Finland Associations between herd level somatic cell count, milk yield and use of dry cow therapy

10. Microbiota and molecular epidemiology

Thursday 16th May 11:00-12:30 hrs


10. Oral presentations

1 Josef Dahlberg SLU / HUV, Sweden The effects of sampling technique and milk fraction on the bovine milk microbiota.
2 Arne Schnitt German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany Methicillin resistant staphylococci in German dairy herds - Involved species and genes
3 Christopher Luby University of Saskatchewan, Canada The effects and sources of non-aureus staphylococci on dairy herds in Saskatchewan, Canada
4 Siyu Xu China Argricultural University, China Spa typing and resistance characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine mastitis
5 M. Filippa Addis University of Milan, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Italy Mycoplasma prevalence in large US dairy cattle farms

10. Posters

50 Regina Wald University Clinic for Ruminants and Institute for Milk Hygiene, Milk Technology and Food Science, University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria Epidemiological characterization of S. uberis mastitis in small-scale herds and a large farm
51 Felix Shih-Hsiang Hsiao Tunghai University, Taiwan Antigen analysis of cow mastitis milk immunoglobulin G using Escherichia coli proteome microarrays
52 Alicia Romano' Agroscope, Switzerland The intramammary bacteriome of herds positive and negative for Staph.aureus genotype B.
53 Yang Liu China Agricultural University, China Genotyping of Klebsiella Pneumoniae Isolated from Bovine Mastitis
54 Manfred Peisker ADM Specialty Ingredients Europe BV, Netherlands Bacterial endotoxin binding capacity of Pichia guilliermondii
55 Anne Bückle Milchprüfring Baden-Württemberg, Germany Prevalence of 15 bovine mastitis pathogens in bulk tank milk in Germany was monitored for 3 years

12. Small ruminants

Thursday 16th May 13:30-15:00 hrs


12. Oral presentations

1 Clare Phythian NMBU, Norway Is it the shed or the sheep? Risks for clinical mastitis in Norwegian sheep
2 Mick Clews Vetora, New Zealand Intramammary penicillin has a similar time to Maximum Residue Limit in bovine and caprine udders
3 Clare Phythian NMBU, Norway New insights into mammary gland postnatal development and mastitis in sheep

12. Poster

56 Simone Dore National Reference Centre for Sheep and Goat Mastitis (CReNMOC) - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Italy Survey on contagious agalactia of small ruminants in Italy, 2014-2017

Closing sessions

Thursday 16th May 15:30-17:00 hrs


Oral presentations

1 Paolo Moroni Cornell University, USA Can standard bacteriology, on-farm culture, MALDI-TOF, PCR and arrays really help and support our veterinarians and farmers to take treatment decisions and try to optimize and reduce the use of antibiotics in dairy farms?
2 Olav Østerås TINE SA/IDF, Norway Closing session: Mastitis prevention and therapy for sustainable dairy production
3 Morten Dam Rasmussen Aarhus University, Denmark Closing remarks and see you next time