Keynote speakers

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Professor Henk Hogeveen

Management of Animal Health at Wageningen University & Research, associated with the Department of Farm Animal Health of Utrecht University


Session: Opening session
Title: Mastitis management in an economic perspective

Prof. Dr. med. vet. habil. Volker Krömker
Dairy Microbiology, Milk Production and Milk Hygiene, Udder Health Consultant
Hochschule Hannover, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany


Session: 2. Diagnostics
Title: On-farm diagnostics and integration in udder health consulting

Jorge Manuel Ferreira

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Session: 4. Social sciences and antimicrobial usage
Title: How OIE standards support the dairy sector to apply responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials?

DVM Kristen Reyher
Reader in Veterinary Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol


Session: 4. Social sciences and antimicrobial usage
Title: Antibiotic Anonymous – Playing Our Part in Reducing Antibiotic Usage

Professor Päivi Rajala-Schultz
Milk hygiene and cattle health, Production Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland


Session: 6. Mastitis management
Title: Dry cow management, history, development and future perspectives

DVM Marcos Veiga dos Santos
Head of the Department of Animal Nutrition and Production (DANP), University of São Paulo, Brazil


Session: 7. Milk quality
Title: Status and challenges in milk production and quality in southern America

Research Officer John Upton
Livestock Systems Department, Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland


Session: 13. Milking machines
Title: Scope for improving milking efficiency

DVM Olav Østerås
Special advisor in animal health and reproduction, TINE Rådgivning, Ås, Norway


Session: 14. Closing session
Title: The role of mastitis prevention and therapy in a sustainable dairy production

DVM Paolo Moroni
Director of QMPS Ithaca, Senior Extension Associate of the Quality Milk Production Ser-vices, Animal Health Diagnostic Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, USA


Session: 14. Closing session
Title: 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?