Register FREE to watch Episode 3 / Milk Quality:
Mastitis Treatment: From Science into Practice
Presented by Ricardo Bexiga
Now available to watch on demand.

About the webinar

The webinar addresses the fundamentals of mastitis treatment from the impact of pathogen, to duration of treatment and choice of antimicrobial. It also discusses questions that farmers and practitioners often ask themselves but that are less addressed in scientific literature including the impact of going from 2 to 3 milking in mastitis therapy, use of steroids in intramammary medicines, the effect of treatments every 48h or recurrence of mastitis. Finally, this training covers other aspects of good management of mastitis treatment including treatment records and assessing protocol efficacy.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the determinants of successful mastitis treatment
  • Gain knowledge on the several aspects that need to be considered when designing a treatment protocol for mastitis
  • Recognize ways to evaluate implementation and determine success of prescribed treatments
  • Acknowledge the good practices surrounding mastitis treatment

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Meet the speaker

Ricardo Bexiga

Graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV), University of Lisbon in 2000. Worked has a practitioner with a focus on dairy cattle for several years, and worked in mastitis diagnosis concurrently at FMV Lisbon. Was a resident of the European College of Bovine Health Management, in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a diplomate of that College since 2008. Concluded his PhD on bovine mastitis at FMV Lisbon, in 2011. Currently is a lecturer of Production Animal Clinics, Reproduction and Obstetrics, Herd Health and Microbiology, at FMV Lisbon. Continues to work in private practice at Serbuvet, a practice with seven veterinarians working with ruminants, where he focuses in herd health topics. Has published 31 articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, one book and three book chapters. Former President of the Portuguese Buiatrics Association.