Mastitis and milk quality


All members of the M-team are involved in scientific research emphasizing on fundamental as well as practical issues related to udder health and milk quality. Heifer mastitis, the role of the non-aurus staphylococci for bovine udder health, selective dry cow therapy and the use of antimicrobials on dairy herds are some of the topics we are working on.  

Scientific publications

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  • Helena Reydams: MVetMed (The role of coagulase-negative staphylococci in bovine mastitis) - with F. Haesebrouck (UGent)
  • Lien Creytens: Research and implementation of "on-practice culture" as a basis for more rational and reduced antibiotic use and better economic results on Flemish dairy farms

  • Gregory Rota: Probiotic protection by bovine-associated non-aureus staphylococci against mastitis in dairy cows– With Prof. E. Meyer (UGent) and Prof. D. Thiry (ULiège)

  • Ana Dumont: Development and validation of an immortalized epithelial cell line from bovine teat. – With Prof F. Souza (USP)