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This section contains a variety of information on milk quality, mastitis and relevant research.

NMC Documents and Reports
NMC Protocols, Guidelines and Procedures
Factsheets
Resource Articles
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Information from Other Sources
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Translated Materials: Espanol, Francais, other
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Translated Materials from NMC and Other Sources

SPANISH / ESPANOL

Una Práctica Mirada a la Mastitis Ambiental
A Practical Look at Environmental Mastitis

Una Práctica Mirada a la Mastitis Contagiosa
A Practical Look at Contagious Mastitis

Hechos Sobre la Desinfección de los Pezones
Teat Disinfection Facts

El Valor y Uso del Mejoramiento del Conteo Celular Somático del Hato Lechero
The Value and Use of Dairy Herd Improvement Somatic Cell Count

Diez Razones Comunes por las Cuales Ocurre la Contaminación con Antibióticos en los Tanques de Leche a Granel
Ten Common Reasons Antibiotic Contamination Occurs in Bulk Tank Milk

Principios y Bases para la Prevension de Mastitis
Principle-Based Mastitis Prevention (from the University of California-Davis website)

Folleto espanol (PDF)
NMC Membership Brochure



QUESTIONS ABOUT MILK QUALITY
Preguntas sobre calidad de la leche
Answers provided by NMC (in both English and Spanish)


[Originally published in El Lechero magazine.]

What is the difference between clinical and subclinical mastitis?
¿Cuál es la diferencia entre mastitis clínica y subclínica? pdf file
online article in Espanol
online version in English

How does mastitis develop in the udder?
¿Cómo se desarrolla la mastitis en la ubre? pdf file
online article in Espanol
online version in English

What is overmilking and what can be done to avoid it?
¿Qué es el sobre ordeño y qué se puede hacer para evitarlo? pdf file
online article in Espanol
online version in English

What is the difference between contagious and environmental mastitis and why does it matter?
¿Cuál es la diferencia entre mastitis contagiosa y mastitis ambiental y por qué es importante? pdf file
online article in Espanol
online version in English

What can I do to help the dairy produce high-quality milk?
Qué puedo hacer para ayudar a producir leche de alta calidad? pdf file
online article in both English and Espanol

Why do we treat cows at dry-off?
Porqué tratamos a las vacas al secado? pdf file
online article in Espanol
online version in English

What is the proper technique for collecting milk samples from cows for culture at the lab to identify the organism causing mastitis?
Cuál es la técnica mas apropiada para la recolección de muestras de leche para cultivos en el laboratorio para la identificación del organismo causante de la mastitis? pdf file
online article in Espanol
online version in English

Part of our milking routine includes forestripping. This seems to slow down the milking process. Why should we bother to forestrip?
Parte de nuestra rutina de ordeño incluye el despunte: Esto parece que retarda el proceso de ordeño entonces. ? Por qué deberíamos darnos el trabajo de despuntar? pdf file
online article in Espanol
online version in English

Teat dipping vs spraying: Is one method better than the other?
Sumergir pezones vs. rociarlos: es mejor un sistema que el otro? pdf file
online article in Espanol
online version in English


FRENCH / FRANCAIS

Un Regard Pratique sur les Mammites Contagieuses
A Practical Look at Contagious Mastitis

Un Regard Pratique sur les Mammites Environnementales
A Practical Look at Environmental Mastitis

Programme Recommandé de Contrôle de la Mammite
NMC Recommended Mastitis Control Program, North American Version

Programme Recommandé de Contrôle de la Mammite
NMC Recommended Mastitis Control Program, International Version

Effet des Machines à Traire sur les Mammites
How Machine Milking Influences Mastitis

Techniques de traite recommandées par le NMC
NMC Recommended Milking Procedures

Techniques de prélèvements d’échantillons de lait
Procedures for Collecting Milk Samples

Règles de biosécurité appliquées à la santé du pis
Biosecurity Principles as Applied to Udder Health

Les infections à Staph. aureus répondent peu aux traitements
Staph. aureus Infections Respond Poorly to Treatment

Facteurs de risque associés à la mammite au tarissement
Factors Affecting Susceptibility of Dry Cows to Mastitis

Dictionnaire de la mammite
Mastitis Dictionary, Glossary of Terms (from the Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network website)

Brochure française imprimable
NMC Membership Brochure


OTHER LANGUAGES

A Necessidade de Estimulacao em Varias Racas Bovinas e Outras Especies
The Need For Stimulation in Various Bovine Breeds and Other Species (in Portuguese) from the University of Wisconsin MRIL website




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