Laura – In a study completed by her research group they aimed to determine if increased cisternal milk impacted milk yield. Given that in traditional milking systems, take offs are set according to the fastest milking quarters. Are there possible negative effects on quarters that are not completely milked out?
Don Sockett – As part of the University of Wisconsin, in cooperation with the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the UW Madison Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory participates in research, consultation and education to meet the needs of many. Dr. Don Sockett will give an update on the work being done in the lab and challenges he sees emerging in the dairy industry. One of the topics he will present on is the emerging threat of Prototheca Bovis Mastitis.