About the M-news

M-news is a electronic newsletter of the M-team. Via a short newsflash, we try to provide farmers, vets and other dairy advisors with interesting and objective information on an aspect related to mastitis and milk quality.



NovemberWhy the treatment of clinical mastitis fails (2)
SeptemberWhy the treatment of clinical mastitis fails (1)
MayHow to avoid antibiotic residus in the milk (1)
FebruaryMastitis research in practice


NovemberClean udders, less mastitis!
SeptemberBack to basics... (2)
MayBack to basics... (1)
MarchClean teat ends, less mastitis!


NovemberMastitis research in practice
SeptemberThe dry period - a threat for udder health (2)
MayThe dry period - opportunities for udder health (1)
MarchSolving high bulk milk somatic cell count problems on a dairy farm... Oh yes we can!


NovemberThe benefits of a lowered bulk milk somatic cell count...(3)
SeptemberClinical mastitis on Flemish dairy farms
MayThe benefits of a lowered bulk milk somatic cell count...(2)
MarchThe benefits of a lowered bulk milk somatic cell count...
JanuaryThe word "mastitis" makes the Flemish dairy farmer think of ...


DecemberBest wishes!
JanuariBIO mastitisverwekker: Coagulase-Negatieve Stafylokokken (CNS) "Staphylococcus Spp."
NovemberPostmilking teat disinfection during winter implies more than just killing the mastitis bugs
SeptemberHeifer mastitis: 10 points for optimal heifer udder health!
JuneStaphylococcus aureus: only treat subclinically infected cows likely to cure


With their support of this electronic newsletter, the partners of the M-news stress the importance they attach to a good udder health and excellent milk quality on dairy farms. Still, the partners have in no way impact on what is written in the M-news. Subjects and content of the M-news are only determined by the M-team on a scientifically sound and objective basis. Are you also interested to become a partner of the M-news and to bring your commitment home to the dairy industry? Then send an e-mail to Sarne De Vliegher!


The publication of the M-news has no official character. In spite of all efforts Ghent University cannot guarantee that the information included in the M-news is up-to-date, correct and complete. The advices can maybe not be applied on your farm and can by no means replace the advices of your herd health veterinarian or other advisor. Ghent University cannot be held responsible for the conceivable disadvantageous impact of possible inadequacy or incompletion of the data included in the M-news. No rights can be derived from the data included in the M-news.