The UNH received $ 650,000 in funding to study the disease of the precious dairy cow

Duram: Mastitis, a mammary gland, is one of the most widespread and costly diseases in dairy cattle, costing an average of $ 2 billion a year worldwide. Even at this high cost, there is limited information about the genetic predisposition of bacteria that cause mastitis.

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Veterinary Laboratory in New Hampshire, in collaboration with Cornell University colleagues, received $ 650,000 in four years for genetic analysis and research from USAID’s National Food and Agriculture Organization (NIFA) for genetic analysis and research. These bacteria cause these expensive infections. The grant is part of a $ 14 million research investment by the Federal Agency to protect agricultural animals from disease.

“Animal health is very important for farmers and pastoralists,” said Carrie Castil, director of NIFA. This research will help to better understand, diagnose, control and prevent diseases in agricultural animals.

According to veterinarian David Needle, scientists have differentiated between the types of bacteria that cause breast cancer in normal and organic dairy products. In 3% to 5% of cases of mastitis in organic farms, a specific bacterial group has been identified, but in normal farms, 35% to 45% of mastitis infections have been found. These findings have been consistent over the years and across government boundaries, and needles and associates believe that there may be a link between the spread of UHH and Cornell mastitis and the local microbiological differences between conventional and organic dairy products.

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