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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241025/antimicrobial-usage-and-risk-of-retreatment-for-mild-to-moderate-clinical-mastitis-cases-on-dairy-farms-following-on-farm-bacterial-culture-and-selective-therapy
#1
S McDougall, J Niethammer, L E Graham
AIMS: To assess antimicrobial usage for treatment of mild to moderate clinical mastitis, and risk of retreatment, following implementation of an on-farm bacterial culture system and selective therapy based on culture results, and to assess compliance with treatment decision tree protocols and the level of agreement between results from on-farm culture and laboratory-based microbiology methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Herdowners from seven dairy herds were asked to collect milk samples from cases of mild to moderate clinical mastitis between July 2015 and May 2016...
December 14, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238885/peanut-cake-can-replace-soybean-meal-in-supplements-for-lactating-cows-without-affecting-production
#2
Carina Anunciação Santos Dias, Adriana Regina Bagaldo, Weiler Giacomaza Cerutti, Analívia Martins Barbosa, Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho, Emellinne Ingrid Souza Costa, Leilson Rocha Bezerra, Ronaldo Lopes Oliveira
This study evaluated the total replacement of soybean meal with peanut cake in the concentrate supplement of lactating cows grazing. Eight crossbred 5/8 Holstein × 3/8 Zebu cows between the 45th and 60th day of lactation and 507 ± 35 kg BW were distributed in a 4 × 4 double Latin square design with four levels of peanut cake (0, 110, 220, and 330 g/kg of the dry matter-DM) as a replacement of soybean meal in the concentrate supplement. The intake of pasture, total (pasture + concentrate), crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), total digestible nutrients, and digestibility of the DM, CP, ether extract (EE), and NDF was not affected by the replacement of soybean meal with peanut cake...
December 13, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234314/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-bovine-associated-staphylococcus-aureus-phage-cocktail-in-a-murine-model-of-mastitis
#3
Koen Breyne, Ryan W Honaker, Zachary Hobbs, Manuela Richter, Maciej Żaczek, Taylor Spangler, Jonas Steenbrugge, Rebecca Lu, Anika Kinkhabwala, Bruno Marchon, Evelyne Meyer, Lucia Mokres
Overuse of antibiotics is a major problem in the treatment of bovine mastitis, and antibiotic treatment is frequently non-curative, thus alternative treatments are necessary. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a purified phage cocktail for treatment of bovine Staphylococcus aureus mastitis in a well-defined mouse model. Candidate phages were selected based on their in vitro performance and subsequently processed into an optimally composed phage cocktail. The highest scoring phages were further tested for efficacy and resistance suppression in broth and raw milk, with and without supplemental IgG...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234055/oral-immunotherapy-combined-with-omalizumab-for-high-risk-cow-s-milk-allergy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Masaya Takahashi, Kazuhiko Soejima, Shoichiro Taniuchi, Yasuko Hatano, Sohsaku Yamanouchi, Hideki Ishikawa, Makoto Irahara, Youhei Sasaki, Hiroshi Kido, Kazunari Kaneko
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of oral immunotherapy (OIT) combined with 24 weeks of omalizumab (OMB) at inducing desensitization in children with cow's milk allergy (CM) compared with an untreated group. The present study was a prospective randomized controlled trial. Sixteen patients (age, 6-14 years) with high IgE levels to CM were enrolled in the present study. Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive OMB-OIT group or untreated group. The primary outcome was the induction of desensitization at 8 weeks after OMB was discontinued in OMB-OIT treated group and at 32 weeks after study entry...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233776/bovine-mastitis-an-appraisal-of-its-alternative-herbal-cure
#5
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Saleem Mushtaq, Aabid Manzoor Shah, Aiyatullah Shah, Sajad Ahmad Lone, Aehtesham Hussain, Qazi Parvaiz Hassan, Md Niamat Ali
Bovine mastitis is globally recognised as the most common and costly disease affecting dairy herds. The disease causes huge financial losses to dairy industries by reduced yield and milk quality, deaths and culling of affected cows and also by associated treatment costs. The disease occurs due to invasion of the mammary glands by pathogenic bacteria followed by their multiplication in the milk producing tissues. The most common treatment method available against bovine mastitis is the intra-mammary infusion of antibiotics...
December 9, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232282/selected-food-herb-drug-interactions-mechanisms-and-clinical-relevance
#6
Cecilia N Amadi, Amaka A Mgbahurike
BACKGROUND: Food/Herb-drug interactions have become a major problem in health care. These interactions can lead to loss of therapeutic efficacy or toxic effects of drugs. AREAS OF UNCERTAINTY: To probe the clinical relevance of such interactions, the impact of food/herb intake on the clinical effects of drug administration has to be evaluated. Failure to identify and efficiently manage food-drug interactions can lead to serious consequences. A comprehensive knowledge of the mechanisms that underpin variability in disposition will help optimize therapy...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230020/snp-co-association-and-network-analyses-identify-e2f3-kdm5a-and-bach2-as-key-regulators-of-the-bovine-milk-fatty-acid-profile
#7
Sara Pegolo, Christos Dadousis, Núria Mach, Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas, Marcello Mele, Giuseppe Conte, Stefano Schiavon, Giovanni Bittante, Alessio Cecchinato
The fatty acid (FA) profile has a considerable impact on the nutritional and technological quality of milk and dairy products. The molecular mechanism underlying the regulation of fat metabolism in bovine mammary gland have been not completely elucidated. We conducted genome-wide association studies (GWAS) across 65 milk FAs and fat percentage in 1,152 Brown Swiss cows. In total, we identified 175 significant single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) spanning all chromosomes. Pathway analyses revealed that 12:0 was associated with the greatest number of overrepresented categories/pathways (e...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225754/methicillin-resistance-and-selective-genetic-determinants-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-with-bovine-mastitis-milk-origin
#8
Zohreh Ahangari, Masoud Ghorbanpoor, Masoud Reza Seifiabad Shapouri, Darioush Gharibi, Kiarash Ghazvini
Background and Objectives: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the major causes of bovine mastitis, which can be transmitted from animals to humans. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates are more attentive and if not treated promptly, they can cause death. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of methicillin resistance and frequency of selected virulence factors of S. aureus isolates with bovine mastitis milk origin in Ahvaz, southwest of Iran. Materials and Methods: During a two-year period (2014-2015), 75 S...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224885/economic-optimization-of-selective-dry-cow-treatment
#9
C G M Scherpenzeel, H Hogeveen, L Maas, T J G M Lam
The objective of this study was to develop a mathematical model to identify a scenario with the lowest costs for mastitis associated with the dry period while restricting the percentage of cows to be dried off with dry cow antimicrobials. Costs of clinical and subclinical mastitis as well as antimicrobial use were quantified. Based on data from a large field trial, a linear programming model was built with the goal to minimize the costs associated with antimicrobial use at drying off. To enable calculations on minimizing costs of dry cow treatment on herd-level by drying-off decisions in an "average" herd, we created an example herd...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224883/utilization-of-protein-in-red-clover-and-alfalfa-silages-by-lactating-dairy-cows-and-growing-lambs
#10
Glen A Broderick
Feeding trials were conducted with lactating cows and growing lambs to quantify effects of replacing dietary alfalfa silage (AS) with red clover silage (RCS) on nutrient utilization. The lactation trial had a 2 × 4 arrangement of treatments: AS or RCS fed with no supplement, rumen-protected Met (RPM), rumen-protected Lys (RPL), or RPM plus RPL. Grass silage was fed at 13% of dry matter (DM) with AS to equalize dietary neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and crude protein contents. All diets contained (DM basis) 5% corn silage and 16% crude protein...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224882/genetic-parameters-for-%C3%AE-s1-casein-and-%C3%AE-s2-casein-phosphorylation-isoforms-in-dutch-holstein-friesian
#11
Z H Fang, H Bovenhuis, H J F van Valenberg, P Martin, T Huppertz, M H P W Visker
Relative concentrations of αS1-casein and αS2-casein (αS1-CN and αS2-CN) phosphorylation isoforms vary considerably among milk of individual cows. We estimated heritabilities for αS2-CN phosphorylation isoforms, determined by capillary zone electrophoresis from 1,857 morning milk samples, and genetic correlations among αS2-CN phosphorylation isoforms in Dutch Holstein Friesian. To investigate if phosphorylation of αS1-CN and αS2-CN are due to the same genetic mechanism, we also estimated genetic correlations between αS1-CN and αS2-CN phosphorylation isoforms as well as the genetic correlations between the phosphorylation degrees (PD) of αS1-CN and αS2-CN defined as the proportion of isoforms with higher degrees of phosphorylation in total αS1-CN and αS2-CN, respectively...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224880/the-effect-of-different-treatments-for-early-lactation-hyperketonemia-on-liver-triglycerides-glycogen-and-expression-of-key-metabolic-enzymes-in-dairy-cattle
#12
S Mann, F A Leal Yepes, J J Wakshlag, E Behling-Kelly, J A A McArt
Despite the widespread use of treatments for postpartum hyperketonemia in dairy cows, there is currently a lack of evidence comparing their effects on both the resolution of hyperketonemia and the potential effects on the liver of affected animals. The objective of our work was to investigate the effect of commonly used hyperketonemia treatments on hepatic triglyceride and glycogen content as well as on the mRNA and protein abundance of key enzymes involved in gluconeogenesis, ketogenesis, and lipid metabolism...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224879/plant-oil-supplements-reduce-methane-emissions-and-improve-milk-fatty-acid-composition-in-dairy-cows-fed-grass-silage-based-diets-without-affecting-milk-yield
#13
A R Bayat, I Tapio, J Vilkki, K J Shingfield, H Leskinen
Four lipid supplements varying in chain length or degree of unsaturation were examined for their effects on milk yield and composition, ruminal CH4 emissions, rumen fermentation, nutrient utilization, and microbial ecology in lactating dairy cows. Five Nordic Red cows fitted with rumen cannulas were used in a 5 × 5 Latin square with five 28-d periods. Treatments comprised total mixed rations based on grass silage with a forage-to-concentrate ratio of 60:40 supplemented with no lipid (CO) or 50 g/kg of diet dry matter (DM) of myristic acid (MA), rapeseed oil (RO), safflower oil (SO), or linseed oil (LO)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224878/short-communication-variability-in-milk-urea-nitrogen-and-dairy-total-mixed-ration-composition-in-the-northeastern-united-states
#14
A N Hristov, M Harper, J Oh, F Giallongo, J C Lopes, G Cudoc, J Clay, R Ward, L E Chase
The main objective of this survey was to examine variability in milk urea nitrogen (MUN) for Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) herds in the northeastern United States (the Northeast), examine trends in dairy cow diet composition, and determine potential relationships for MUN and diet composition. Trends in milk fat and protein concentrations, milk yield, days in milk on test day, and lactation number of the cows were also evaluated. The data set for the survey included 10,839,461 DHIA dairy cow records from 2004 to 2015 for 13 states (CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, and WV) and was retrieved from Dairy Records Management Systems (Raleigh, NC)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224877/effects-of-early-postpartum-sodium-salicylate-treatment-on-long-term-milk-intake-and-blood-parameters-of-dairy-cows
#15
A J Carpenter, C M Ylioja, L K Mamedova, K E Olagaray, B J Bradford
Previous research has shown that cows who receive treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs after calving may have increased milk yield beginning near peak lactation, resulting in greater 305-d milk production. It has not been demonstrated whether this response is associated with greater feed intake following the first 3 wk of lactation. Dry matter intake (DMI) and milk yield were measured daily for 56 cows over the first 120 d in milk. Cows in their second parity and greater were blocked by parity and alternately enrolled 12 to 36 h after calving into 1 of 2 treatments: either 3 daily drenches of water or 3 daily drenches of a similar volume of water containing 125 g of sodium salicylate (SAL) beginning 12 to 36 h after calving...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224876/effect-of-different-forage-types-on-the-volatile-and-sensory-properties-of-bovine-milk
#16
Hope Faulkner, Tom F O'Callaghan, Stephen McAuliffe, Deirdre Hennessy, Catherine Stanton, Maurice G O'Sullivan, Joseph P Kerry, Kieran N Kilcawley
The effect of 3 diets (grass, grass/clover, and total mixed ration) on the volatile and sensory properties of bovine milk was assessed over an entire lactation season. Little evidence was found of direct transfer of terpenes into raw milk from the different diets, and it is likely that the monocultures of ryegrass used with and without white clover were factors as these contained very few terpenes. Evidence of direct transfer of nonterpene volatiles from forage to the subsequent raw milks was probable; however, differences in the protein carbohydrate availability and digestion in the rumen appeared to have a greater contribution to volatile profiles...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224875/dairy-cow-preference-for-different-types-of-outdoor-access
#17
Anne-Marieke C Smid, Daniel M Weary, Joao H C Costa, Marina A G von Keyserlingk
Dairy cows display a partial preference for being outside, but little is known about what aspects of the outdoor environment are important to cows. The primary aim of this study was to test the preference of lactating dairy cattle for pasture versus an outdoor sand pack during the night. A secondary aim was to determine whether feeding and perching behavior changed when cows were provided outdoor access. A third objective was to investigate how the lying behavior of cows changed when given access to different outdoor areas...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224874/prepartum-application-of-internal-teat-sealant-or-intramammary-amoxicillin-on-dairy-heifers-effect-on-udder-health-survival-and-performance
#18
V S Machado, R C Bicalho
Intramammary infusion of antimicrobials (IA) and application of an internal teat sealant (ITS) at the end of the lactation is a common strategy to prevent and treat intramammary infections during the dry period. In heifers, precalving IA has been reported to improve udder health and milk quality; however, the effect of ITS in heifers housed in freestall barns is still unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of prepartum application of ITS or IA on udder health of dairy heifers. A total of 886 heifers were randomly allocated into 1 of 4 treatment groups when they were 245 ± 3 d pregnant...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224868/technical-note-validation-of-the-bhbcheck-blood-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-meter-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-hyperketonemia-in-dairy-cows
#19
K J Sailer, R S Pralle, R C Oliveira, S J Erb, G R Oetzel, H M White
Accurate cow-side blood β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) detection meters are valuable tools for rapid diagnosis of hyperketonemia. The main objective of this study was to compare the blood BHB measured in whole blood by the BHBCheck meter (PortaCheck, Moorestown, NJ) to a previously validated meter, Precision Xtra meter (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL) and a colorimetric laboratory assay. Samples (n = 426) were collected from postpartum primiparous and multiparous Holstein cows (n = 79 cows) enrolled in 1 of 2 experiments (Exp) with different sampling schedules (Exp 1: n = 39 cows, 58 samples; Exp 2: n = 40 cows, 368 samples)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224867/dairy-system-parity-and-lactation-stage-affect-enteric-methane-production-yield-and-intensity-per-kilogram-of-milk-and-cheese-predicted-from-gas-chromatography-fatty-acids
#20
Giovanni Bittante, Alessio Cecchinato, Stefano Schiavon
Ruminants (and milk production) contribute to global climate change through enteric methane emissions (EME), and any attempt to reduce them is complicated by the fact that they are difficult and expensive to measure directly. In the case of dairy cows, a promising indirect method of estimating EME is to use the milk fatty acid profile as a proxy, as a relationship exists between microbial activity in the rumen and the molecules available for milk synthesis in the mammary gland. In the present study, we analyzed the detailed fatty acid profiles (through gas chromatography) of a large number of milk samples from 1,158 Brown Swiss cows reared on 85 farms with the aim of testing in the field 2 equations for estimating EME taken from a published meta-analysis...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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