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Mastitis therapy in Norway 8 1/16 eFOOD-Lab international Food Safety a big impact om the number of resistant bacteria in Norwegian herds! First a brief introduction to Norwegian milk production: Norway, – not being a member of the European Union, are producing approximately the amount of milk needed for the home consumption in Norway under rather protected conditions, – but at the same time setting up strict demands to the Norwegian dairy farmers concerning registration, cattle health etc. This has been the situation for years and as a result, Norwegian cattle are free from many diseases, which most other countries are still fighting. Please look at the slide on previous page. One of the most important tools to reach this result is the demand to all involved (farmers, veterinarians, nutritionists etc.) to register all animals and all incidents on the farm in one central cattle database such as animal number, yield data, treatments, diseases, findings at culling etc. This allows to run and to closely monitor eradication programs efficiently and to cooperate in solving the problems! Mastitis and somatic cell count in Norway: For more than 25 years Norway has worked dedicated to lower the number of mastitis incidents in Norwegian herds while constantly having a strict regimen for the use of antibiotics. For a number of years they (as others) focused much on lowering the somatic cell count, – but in the mid 90’es they realized that a low SCC does not necessarily mean fewer mastitis cases in a herd! Even though dry cow therapy was introduced way back in many countries Norway insisted not to use this solution: so up to 2006 dry cow therapy has hardly been used. However the (blue) curve above showing the number of mastitis cases and thereby use of antibiotics caused Olav Österås and Vilnius 22nd September 2015 Raw Milk Connect, founded in 2011, offers consultancy services. The owners, Tove Asmussen and Berte Asmussen, offer consultancy on multiple topics within the raw milk testing and connected areas. For further references please see http://www.rawmilkconnect.dk/consultancy.htm Berte Asmussen: Master of Dairy Science phone +45 2463 8037 email: berte.asmussen@rawmilkconnect.dk She started her working carrier as a lab manager and product developer at Dairy Coop Esbjerg. Following this job she worked for the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration plus internationally for FOSS. Throughout her working life she has gained a solid and well-established network and knowledge within the dairy sector. Tove Asmussen: Master of Sci. Milk Production Dipl. Business Innovation phone +45 5150 0016 email: tove.asmussen@rawmilkconnect.dk In her first job, she worked as nutritionist and herd management advisor for Danish dairy farmers. Following this job, she has worked internationally for FOSS, Chr Hansen and Lattec, gaining a solid and well-established network and knowledge within milk production and the dairy industry.


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