4th seminar on Nordic Mastitis Research -- presentations of ongoing research projects and on antimicrobial resistance of mastitis-associated pathogens
Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1-2, 2022 (and online)
Mastitis continues to be the most common and costly disease of dairy cows and it is the predominant reason for antibiotic usage in dairy herds. It has a negative impact on milk production and quality, animal welfare and farm economics; overall, healthy animals are more efficient milk producers.
The Nordic researchers working on bovine mastitis and udder health, lead by Prof Päivi Rajala-Schultz at University of Helsinki, joined forces in 2018 to enhance their collaboration and to build an active network to tackle the challenges of mastitis together. This effort was supported by NKJ (Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research) networking funds. A long-term goal of this collaboration is to support and enhance competitiveness and profitability of Nordic dairy production through science-based knowledge and advice to the dairy sector.
The first Nordic Mastitis Researchers seminar was held in Uppsala in 2018, the second in Finland in 2019 and the third as a webinar organized from Oslo in 2021. The purpose of these seminars/webinars was to share information about on-going udder health projects and discuss various topics related to udder health in Nordic countries.
To continue these successful meetings and discussions, the 4th Nordic mastitis researchers’ seminar will be held in Denmark in June 1-2, 2022. Based on the aims of the latest NKJ project, this seminar will focus on antimicrobial resistance of mastitis-associated pathogens. The program will also include presentations given by the participants about their ongoing research on any mastitis-related topic. Priority will be given to presentations by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.
Please, make plans to join your Nordic colleagues for an informative meeting with active discussions in beautiful Copenhagen. It will, however, be possible to attend also online.