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Join Us in San Diego

Annual Meeting Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

The NMC 52nd Annual Meeting will be held January 27-29, 2013 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California. Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, San Diego offers a warm climate and miles of sandy beaches. The Omni San Diego Hotel is in the historic Gaslamp District of the city, providing an excellent location for meeting attendees to explore the area.

Committee Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,6 General Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,6 Research and Development Summaries Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Symposium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Short Course Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Hotel, Transportation & Area Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Team Trivia Fundraiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Meeting Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

The NMC annual meeting is targeted toward all individuals interested in mastitis control and quality milk production, including veterinarians, producers, researchers, extension specialists, industry suppliers, field staff, regulatory officials, and students. Attendees will come from all over the world to attend this forum, which features an outstanding program that offers something for everyone. Meeting Format and Scheduling The meeting will follow the same format as this past year, beginning on Sunday and ending Tuesday evening. Committees meetings will be held on all three days (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday) rather than all day Monday. The general sessions and poster session will be held Monday and Tuesday, and the featured symposium will be Tuesday afternoon. The short courses will be held on Sunday afternoon/evening and Tuesday evening. There will be no educational sessions on Wednesday. When to Arrive and Depart? The best day to arrive at the meeting will be Saturday or Sunday, depending on the committee meeting and short course schedule. The best day to depart will be Wednesday, since the featured symposium will be held Tuesday afternoon and short courses Tuesday evening. The educational portion of the meeting officially adjourns Tuesday evening. Schedule at a Glance Morning

Sunday, Jan. 27

Monday, Jan. 28

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Board of Directors 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Board of Directors 7:00 am - noon

Newcomers Meet & Greet 7:00 am - 7:30 am

Committee Meetings 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Note: there are no educational sessions on Wednesday.

A global organization for mastitis control and milk quality

Committee Meetings 7:30 am - 9:30 am Opening Session 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

421 S. Nine Mound Rd. Verona, WI 53593 USA Phone: (608) 848-4615 Fax: (608) 848-4671 Email: nmc@nmconline.org Website: www.nmconline.org Follow NMC Annual Meeting on Twitter www.twitter.com/QualityMilk use the hashtag #NMC13 Like NMC on Facebook www.Facebook.com/NationalMastitisCouncil

General Session 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Poster Session

Poster Session Afternoon

Short Courses 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

Luncheon & Awards 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Committee Meetings 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Lunch & Social 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

TTS/Free Time 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

General Session 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Scan this QR code with your smart phone to view conference details online.

Featured Symposium 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

R & D Session 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Session Evening

Short Courses 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Reception & Fund Raiser 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Short Courses 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Meeting adjourns

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Table of Contents

Join Us in San Diego

Annual Meeting Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

The NMC 52nd Annual Meeting will be held January 27-29, 2013 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California. Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, San Diego offers a warm climate and miles of sandy beaches. The Omni San Diego Hotel is in the historic Gaslamp District of the city, providing an excellent location for meeting attendees to explore the area.

Committee Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,6 General Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,6 Research and Development Summaries Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Symposium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Short Course Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Hotel, Transportation & Area Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Team Trivia Fundraiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Meeting Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

The NMC annual meeting is targeted toward all individuals interested in mastitis control and quality milk production, including veterinarians, producers, researchers, extension specialists, industry suppliers, field staff, regulatory officials, and students. Attendees will come from all over the world to attend this forum, which features an outstanding program that offers something for everyone. Meeting Format and Scheduling The meeting will follow the same format as this past year, beginning on Sunday and ending Tuesday evening. Committees meetings will be held on all three days (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday) rather than all day Monday. The general sessions and poster session will be held Monday and Tuesday, and the featured symposium will be Tuesday afternoon. The short courses will be held on Sunday afternoon/evening and Tuesday evening. There will be no educational sessions on Wednesday. When to Arrive and Depart? The best day to arrive at the meeting will be Saturday or Sunday, depending on the committee meeting and short course schedule. The best day to depart will be Wednesday, since the featured symposium will be held Tuesday afternoon and short courses Tuesday evening. The educational portion of the meeting officially adjourns Tuesday evening. Schedule at a Glance Morning

Sunday, Jan. 27

Monday, Jan. 28

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Board of Directors 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Board of Directors 7:00 am - noon

Newcomers Meet & Greet 7:00 am - 7:30 am

Committee Meetings 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Note: there are no educational sessions on Wednesday.

A global organization for mastitis control and milk quality

Committee Meetings 7:30 am - 9:30 am Opening Session 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

421 S. Nine Mound Rd. Verona, WI 53593 USA Phone: (608) 848-4615 Fax: (608) 848-4671 Email: nmc@nmconline.org Website: www.nmconline.org Follow NMC Annual Meeting on Twitter www.twitter.com/QualityMilk use the hashtag #NMC13 Like NMC on Facebook www.Facebook.com/NationalMastitisCouncil

General Session 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Poster Session

Poster Session Afternoon

Short Courses 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

Luncheon & Awards 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Committee Meetings 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Lunch & Social 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

TTS/Free Time 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

General Session 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Scan this QR code with your smart phone to view conference details online.

Featured Symposium 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

R & D Session 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Session Evening

Short Courses 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Reception & Fund Raiser 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Short Courses 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Meeting adjourns

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NMC 52nd Annual Meeting Program January 27-29, 2013 San Diego, California

Meeting Overview

Program

Committee Meetings [Sunday, Monday and Tuesday] NMC committees will meet Sunday (January 27), from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, and Monday and Tuesday mornings (January 28 & 29), from 7:30 am - 9:30 am. Individuals are encouraged to attend and participate in the committee meetings, which are open to all registered attendees.

Sunday, January 27 ____________________

Short Courses [Sunday and Tuesday] Limited-enrollment short courses will be held on Sunday afternoon/evening, and Tuesday evening (January 27 and 29). A total of nine courses will be offered. An extra registration fee is required for the short courses. There will not be any short courses on Monday.

Short Courses (limited enrollment; pre-registration required)

General Sessions [Monday and Tuesday] The opening session begins at 10:00 am on Monday January 28. Monday, afternoon features two concurrent sessions, offering more options for meeting registrants. Presentations continue through Tuesday, January 29. Featured Symposium [Tuesday afternoon] “Where the Rubber Meets the Teat: Understanding and Managing the Milking Process at the Interface Between Teats and Liners” is the theme for a symposium scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, January 29. The symposium is open to all registered attendees (no additional registration fee). Technology Transfer Session [Monday and Tuesday] The Technology Transfer Session, featuring poster presentations on mastitis control and milk quality, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 28 & 29. Posters will be available for viewing all day, with authors present at specified times during the day. Research and Development Summaries Session [Monday] Selected posters from the Technology Transfer Session will be presented Monday afternoon, January 28, in an oral session (held concurrently with the general session). Reception and NMRF Fundraising Event [Monday] The main social activity of the meeting will be a reception on Monday evening. Meet new friends and old acquaintances at this feature event, which is open to all registrants. This year’s fundraising activity for the National Mastitis Research Foundation (Team Trivia), will also be held during the reception. Luncheon [Tuesday] The annual luncheon will be held at noon on Tuesday. Visit with colleagues and help honor the recipients of the National Dairy Quality Awards, the NMC Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control, and the NMC Scholars. The luncheon is open to all registrants. Extra tickets may be purchased for accompanying persons who are not registered. Proceedings Papers presented at the meeting (excluding the short courses) will be published in the Annual Meeting Proceedings (printed and CD-ROM). Members who do not attend the meeting will be mailed a copy. Additional copies may be purchased from the NMC office. Registration Discounted pre-registration fees are $295 for NMC members and $420 for non-members. Student registration fees are $105 (members) and $130 (non-member). Non-members are automatically signed up as a new NMC member for one year. (Please note that the registration fee for current NMC members does not include annual dues.) Registration includes a copy of the proceedings, two continental breakfasts, the awards luncheon, a reception, and breaks. Register by January 4 to get the discounted registration fees.

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7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course 1: Unlocking the Potential of Precision Dairy Farming Mastitis Detection Technologies

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course 2: Update on Prototheca Mastitis – The Lurking Environmental Pathogen

Committee Meetings Meetings are open to all registered attendees. 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Milk Quality Monitoring Committee

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Membership & Marketing Committee

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Teat Health Committee

Short Courses (limited enrollment; pre-registration required) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 3: Update on Mycoplasma Mastitis – Transmission and Control

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 4: Welfare of Dairy Cattle – What You Need to Know to Have Happy Cows

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 5: Milk Quality and Mastitis Control on Organic Dairy Farms in the US – It’s All Natural So It Must be Better?

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 6: Tapping the Milk Quality Records Analysis Potential of PCDART

Monday, January 28 __________________ Continental Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Newcomers “Get-Together” 7:00 am - 7:30 am Are you new to NMC? Is this your first NMC Annual Meeting? You are invited to attend the “Newcomers Get-Together” which will be held during the continental breakfast. This session will furnish you with the knowledge you need to get the most out of your first NMC meeting. You will also learn more about the NMC and have the opportunity to meet NMC board members, committee chairs, and other individuals in the industry. (A special area will be designated for this event at the continental breakfast.)

Committee Meetings Meetings are open to all registered attendees. 7:30 am - 9:30 am

International Advisory Committee

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Machine Milking Committee

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NMC 52nd Annual Meeting Program January 27-29, 2013 San Diego, California

Meeting Overview

Program

Committee Meetings [Sunday, Monday and Tuesday] NMC committees will meet Sunday (January 27), from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, and Monday and Tuesday mornings (January 28 & 29), from 7:30 am - 9:30 am. Individuals are encouraged to attend and participate in the committee meetings, which are open to all registered attendees.

Sunday, January 27 ____________________

Short Courses [Sunday and Tuesday] Limited-enrollment short courses will be held on Sunday afternoon/evening, and Tuesday evening (January 27 and 29). A total of nine courses will be offered. An extra registration fee is required for the short courses. There will not be any short courses on Monday.

Short Courses (limited enrollment; pre-registration required)

General Sessions [Monday and Tuesday] The opening session begins at 10:00 am on Monday January 28. Monday, afternoon features two concurrent sessions, offering more options for meeting registrants. Presentations continue through Tuesday, January 29. Featured Symposium [Tuesday afternoon] “Where the Rubber Meets the Teat: Understanding and Managing the Milking Process at the Interface Between Teats and Liners” is the theme for a symposium scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, January 29. The symposium is open to all registered attendees (no additional registration fee). Technology Transfer Session [Monday and Tuesday] The Technology Transfer Session, featuring poster presentations on mastitis control and milk quality, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 28 & 29. Posters will be available for viewing all day, with authors present at specified times during the day. Research and Development Summaries Session [Monday] Selected posters from the Technology Transfer Session will be presented Monday afternoon, January 28, in an oral session (held concurrently with the general session). Reception and NMRF Fundraising Event [Monday] The main social activity of the meeting will be a reception on Monday evening. Meet new friends and old acquaintances at this feature event, which is open to all registrants. This year’s fundraising activity for the National Mastitis Research Foundation (Team Trivia), will also be held during the reception. Luncheon [Tuesday] The annual luncheon will be held at noon on Tuesday. Visit with colleagues and help honor the recipients of the National Dairy Quality Awards, the NMC Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control, and the NMC Scholars. The luncheon is open to all registrants. Extra tickets may be purchased for accompanying persons who are not registered. Proceedings Papers presented at the meeting (excluding the short courses) will be published in the Annual Meeting Proceedings (printed and CD-ROM). Members who do not attend the meeting will be mailed a copy. Additional copies may be purchased from the NMC office. Registration Discounted pre-registration fees are $295 for NMC members and $420 for non-members. Student registration fees are $105 (members) and $130 (non-member). Non-members are automatically signed up as a new NMC member for one year. (Please note that the registration fee for current NMC members does not include annual dues.) Registration includes a copy of the proceedings, two continental breakfasts, the awards luncheon, a reception, and breaks. Register by January 4 to get the discounted registration fees.

2

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course 1: Unlocking the Potential of Precision Dairy Farming Mastitis Detection Technologies

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course 2: Update on Prototheca Mastitis – The Lurking Environmental Pathogen

Committee Meetings Meetings are open to all registered attendees. 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Milk Quality Monitoring Committee

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Membership & Marketing Committee

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Teat Health Committee

Short Courses (limited enrollment; pre-registration required) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 3: Update on Mycoplasma Mastitis – Transmission and Control

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 4: Welfare of Dairy Cattle – What You Need to Know to Have Happy Cows

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 5: Milk Quality and Mastitis Control on Organic Dairy Farms in the US – It’s All Natural So It Must be Better?

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 6: Tapping the Milk Quality Records Analysis Potential of PCDART

Monday, January 28 __________________ Continental Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Newcomers “Get-Together” 7:00 am - 7:30 am Are you new to NMC? Is this your first NMC Annual Meeting? You are invited to attend the “Newcomers Get-Together” which will be held during the continental breakfast. This session will furnish you with the knowledge you need to get the most out of your first NMC meeting. You will also learn more about the NMC and have the opportunity to meet NMC board members, committee chairs, and other individuals in the industry. (A special area will be designated for this event at the continental breakfast.)

Committee Meetings Meetings are open to all registered attendees. 7:30 am - 9:30 am

International Advisory Committee

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Machine Milking Committee

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Opening Session Moderator: David Reid, Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting, Hazel Green, Wisconsin 10:00 am

10:05 am

Welcome and Introduction to Program David Reid, Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting, Hazel Green, Wisconsin – NMC Annual Meeting Program Chairperson President’s Address Sheila Andrew, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut – NMC President

relative to milk and meat drug residues exist. This session will present new research findings on animal health practices on U.S. dairies, including opportunities to improve residue avoidance efforts through proper product use, better record keeping, and employee training. The speakers also will offer ways that veterinarians, cooperatives, processors and other advisors can help producers reduce their risk of a residue violation and improve the quality and safety of our food supply. 2:00 pm

How Milk Quality Effects Our Industry at a Global and Consumer Level Mike O’Brien, Foremost Farms USA, Baraboo, Wisconsin

This presentation will illustrate the importance of residue avoidance to milk processors, consumers, and producers – with a focus on the impact of antibiotic residues and the risks associated with residues in the raw milk supply. The history of residue issues will be reviewed, with an emphasis on the improvements that have been made in addressing the situation over the last 20 years. Common reasons for drug residues in milk will be reviewed along with the steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood that residues may occur. The importance of a valid Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship, standard operating procedures, treatment protocols, and permanent treatment records will be discussed.

3:00 pm

Break

3:30 pm

How Meat Quality Affects Our Industry at a Consumer Level Mike Apley, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Dairy cattle end their careers in the beef industry, and what happens towards the end of their dairy career has a huge impact on the reputation and safety of the beef industry. This presentation will outline the residue challenges in cull dairy cows, high-risk behaviors that contribute to these challenges, and also look at how the beef industry has progressed through quality assurance initiatives with an emphasis on carcass quality.

4:30 pm

Assessment of Health Management on US Dairies John Wenz, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

“Good Health Records” are the foundation of consistent, effective dairy health management. Accurate and consistent health records, achieved by developing and implementing a standard health data management protocol, support three critical functions on the dairy: 1) Individual cow management decisions, 2) Outcomes-based herd health management decisions and 3) Residue avoidance/regulatory compliance. A presentation of Washington State University’s Good Health Records Project and the results of health management assessments on over 100 US dairies will highlight opportunities for positive change to meet the demands of consumers locally and globally.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

5:30 pm

Adjourn General Session 2

Students are invited to a “meet and greet” lunch. This informal event offers a great opportunity to meet other students as well as some members of the NMC board of directors and committees.

Research and Development Summaries Session [split session]

General Session 1: Oxytocin Issues Affecting Milkability Moderator: Ron Erskine, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Michigan Successful machine milking begins with the release of oxytocin. This session will combine the science of oxytocin release and how oxytocin functions in the milking process with the art of dairy stockmanship. The goal is to bring calm cows to the parlor or barn which maximizes the effectiveness of oxytocin release during milking and improves the overall milkability of the herd. 10:15 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

Oxytocin from the Pituitary or from the Syringe: Importance and Consequences for Machine Milking In Dairy Cows Rupert Bruckmaier, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland This paper will discuss the release and function of endogenous oxytocin, specifically on the induction of oxytocin release, the importance of prestimulation, the stimulation of the liner during milking, some remarks on disturbed milk ejection, and effects and consequence of the use of exogenous oxytocin. What a Letdown! Calm Cow Handling Practices to Maximize Parlor Performance and Throughput Margaret Perala, MP Vet Services Inc., Deerfield, Kansas Dairy stockmanship and proper cow handling impacts both production and milk quality. This presentation will discuss effective strategies for handling cattle on today’s modern dairies. By learning and observing calm and effective cow handling practices, daily interactions can be low stress for the cow and high “yield” for the dairy. Practical tips and insight into creating positive communication with cows will be discussed. The main focus will be going to and in the parlor. Adjourn General Session 1

Lunch (on your own) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Student “Meet and Greet “ Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

General Session 2: Building Consumer Trust In Our Food Supply – Opportunities for Positive Change [split session]

Moderators: Jessica Belsito, IBA Inc., Millbury, Massachusetts; Sarne De Vliegher, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Moderator: Gary Neubauer, Pfizer, New Ulm, Minnesota

Oral presentation of selected posters from the Technology Transfer Session will be featured in this session. Designed to highlight the latest research and development projects from around the world, the session offers an opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research associates and new individuals in the field of mastitis and milk quality to be involved in the oral presentations

With the increasing awareness of issues surrounding food safety, the impact one tanker of milk or one market dairy cow can have on consumer confidence and export markets is greater than ever before. The U.S. dairy industry produces the safest food in the world, but opportunities for improvement 4

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Opening Session Moderator: David Reid, Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting, Hazel Green, Wisconsin 10:00 am

10:05 am

Welcome and Introduction to Program David Reid, Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting, Hazel Green, Wisconsin – NMC Annual Meeting Program Chairperson President’s Address Sheila Andrew, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut – NMC President

relative to milk and meat drug residues exist. This session will present new research findings on animal health practices on U.S. dairies, including opportunities to improve residue avoidance efforts through proper product use, better record keeping, and employee training. The speakers also will offer ways that veterinarians, cooperatives, processors and other advisors can help producers reduce their risk of a residue violation and improve the quality and safety of our food supply. 2:00 pm

How Milk Quality Effects Our Industry at a Global and Consumer Level Mike O’Brien, Foremost Farms USA, Baraboo, Wisconsin

This presentation will illustrate the importance of residue avoidance to milk processors, consumers, and producers – with a focus on the impact of antibiotic residues and the risks associated with residues in the raw milk supply. The history of residue issues will be reviewed, with an emphasis on the improvements that have been made in addressing the situation over the last 20 years. Common reasons for drug residues in milk will be reviewed along with the steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood that residues may occur. The importance of a valid Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship, standard operating procedures, treatment protocols, and permanent treatment records will be discussed.

3:00 pm

Break

3:30 pm

How Meat Quality Affects Our Industry at a Consumer Level Mike Apley, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Dairy cattle end their careers in the beef industry, and what happens towards the end of their dairy career has a huge impact on the reputation and safety of the beef industry. This presentation will outline the residue challenges in cull dairy cows, high-risk behaviors that contribute to these challenges, and also look at how the beef industry has progressed through quality assurance initiatives with an emphasis on carcass quality.

4:30 pm

Assessment of Health Management on US Dairies John Wenz, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

“Good Health Records” are the foundation of consistent, effective dairy health management. Accurate and consistent health records, achieved by developing and implementing a standard health data management protocol, support three critical functions on the dairy: 1) Individual cow management decisions, 2) Outcomes-based herd health management decisions and 3) Residue avoidance/regulatory compliance. A presentation of Washington State University’s Good Health Records Project and the results of health management assessments on over 100 US dairies will highlight opportunities for positive change to meet the demands of consumers locally and globally.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

5:30 pm

Adjourn General Session 2

Students are invited to a “meet and greet” lunch. This informal event offers a great opportunity to meet other students as well as some members of the NMC board of directors and committees.

Research and Development Summaries Session [split session]

General Session 1: Oxytocin Issues Affecting Milkability Moderator: Ron Erskine, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Michigan Successful machine milking begins with the release of oxytocin. This session will combine the science of oxytocin release and how oxytocin functions in the milking process with the art of dairy stockmanship. The goal is to bring calm cows to the parlor or barn which maximizes the effectiveness of oxytocin release during milking and improves the overall milkability of the herd. 10:15 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

Oxytocin from the Pituitary or from the Syringe: Importance and Consequences for Machine Milking In Dairy Cows Rupert Bruckmaier, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland This paper will discuss the release and function of endogenous oxytocin, specifically on the induction of oxytocin release, the importance of prestimulation, the stimulation of the liner during milking, some remarks on disturbed milk ejection, and effects and consequence of the use of exogenous oxytocin. What a Letdown! Calm Cow Handling Practices to Maximize Parlor Performance and Throughput Margaret Perala, MP Vet Services Inc., Deerfield, Kansas Dairy stockmanship and proper cow handling impacts both production and milk quality. This presentation will discuss effective strategies for handling cattle on today’s modern dairies. By learning and observing calm and effective cow handling practices, daily interactions can be low stress for the cow and high “yield” for the dairy. Practical tips and insight into creating positive communication with cows will be discussed. The main focus will be going to and in the parlor. Adjourn General Session 1

Lunch (on your own) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Student “Meet and Greet “ Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

General Session 2: Building Consumer Trust In Our Food Supply – Opportunities for Positive Change [split session]

Moderators: Jessica Belsito, IBA Inc., Millbury, Massachusetts; Sarne De Vliegher, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Moderator: Gary Neubauer, Pfizer, New Ulm, Minnesota

Oral presentation of selected posters from the Technology Transfer Session will be featured in this session. Designed to highlight the latest research and development projects from around the world, the session offers an opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research associates and new individuals in the field of mastitis and milk quality to be involved in the oral presentations

With the increasing awareness of issues surrounding food safety, the impact one tanker of milk or one market dairy cow can have on consumer confidence and export markets is greater than ever before. The U.S. dairy industry produces the safest food in the world, but opportunities for improvement 4

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at the NMC meeting. This session is held concurrently with the general session. [Note: presentation titles will be posted online in December.]

Reception and NMRF Fundraiser 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

11:30 am

Can Somatic Cell Counts Get Too Low? A Question to be Revisited Larry Fox, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Milk somatic cells are largely composed of white blood cells and their appearance in milk in elevated numbers is generally an indication of an intramammary infection. The constant presence of the white blood cells in milk can be viewed as surveillance cells, the scouts on alert for foreign antigens. Some might argue that if the number of surveillance cells that move into the milk, becomes, or is, too low, then the cow will be or become more susceptible to intramammary infection. The logic is that the invading intramammary pathogens will overwhelm the low level of these surveillance cells and an insufficient immune response will allow the invading pathogens to establish themselves quickly. Following this logic, it would appear that it is better to have a higher cell concentration always present in the milk of the cow so that there are more cells available to respond to the invading pathogen. Yet, the physical and chemical action of the migration of the immune cells from the blood and lymphatic systems are thought to be responsible for the lost milk production and altered milk quality, arguing for a lower concentration of cells. In this presentation and manuscript, evidence that milk somatic cell count can get too low will be contrasted with the evidence suggesting that lower milk somatic cell count is best.

12:00 pm

Adjourn General Session 3

Join friends and colleagues from around the world while enjoying light snacks and beverages! The reception will also include “Team Trivia” – a fundraiser for the National Mastitis Research Foundation. Questions will focus on the dairy industry and quality milk production. Be sure to sign up and play! The reception is open to all registered attendees.

Tuesday January 29 ___________________ Continental Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Committee Meetings Meetings are open to all registered attendees. 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Research Committee

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Education Committee

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Residue Avoidance Committee

Technology Transfer Session (poster presentations) Posters available for viewing all day.

General Session 3: Milk Quality Around the World

Luncheon and Program 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm Open to all registrants, the luncheon includes presentation of the National Dairy Quality Awards, the NMC Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control, and the NMC Scholars. This event will be held at Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres baseball team) which is adjacent to the hotel.

Moderator: Jason Lombard, US Department of Agriculture, NAHMS, Fort Collins, Colorado Milk quality is becoming more important as consumers become more aware and as countries import and export dairy products. This session will highlight a few key dairy industries across the globe. Presenters will include demographic information on the industry in their country with a focus on milk quality parameters. Key factors impacting milk quality will be presented along with unique practices of each country. [These presentations previously were given during the Milk Quality Monitoring Committee meeting]. The final presentation will revisit the question of whether or not somatic cell counts in individual cows can get too low. 10:00 am

Colombia

Alejandro Ceballos, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

10:10 am

Italy

Alfonso Zecconi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy

10:20 am

Spain

Luís M. Jiménez, Servet Talavera, Talavera de La Reina, Spain

10:30 am

Belgium

Sarne De Vliegher, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

10:40 am

Germany

Christian Baumgartner, MPR Bayern, Wolnzach, Germany

10:50 am

New Zealand Eric Hillerton, DairyNZ, Hamilton, New Zealand

11:00 am

United States Jason Lombard, US Department of Agriculture, NAHMS, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

11:10 am

Canada

11:20 am

Great Britain Elizabeth Berry, DairyCo, Kenilworth, United Kingdom

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Greg Keefe, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Featured Symposium: Where the Rubber Meets the Teat – Understanding and Managing the Milking Process at the Interface Between Teats and Liners Moderator: Pat Gorden, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa It has been stated that the closer one gets to the teat the less is known about machine milking. This session will seek to broaden the understanding of the complex interactions of mechanical forces and the biology of the cow -- leading to the ultimate goal of improved managing, manipulating, and optimizing the process of machine milking. 2:00 pm

Exploring the Role of Liner Shape, Dimensions and Venting on Milking Performance Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

This presentation will describe the results of several experiments designed to better understand the effects of liner shape, dimensions and venting on milking performance. Round liners have been the norm for most of the 100+ years of machine milking. Triangular, square and other shaped liners have made up a bigger share of the US market recent years, as have liners with vents placed in the mouthpiece. While teat dimensions appear to be similar in many parts of the world, liner dimensions are not. This may be due the weight of history (that’s the way we have always done it) or some real or perceived benefit of using liners with different dimensions. Experimental results exploring the effects of liner dimension, shape and venting on milking performance performed on two continents and one very big island will be presented.

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at the NMC meeting. This session is held concurrently with the general session. [Note: presentation titles will be posted online in December.]

Reception and NMRF Fundraiser 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

11:30 am

Can Somatic Cell Counts Get Too Low? A Question to be Revisited Larry Fox, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Milk somatic cells are largely composed of white blood cells and their appearance in milk in elevated numbers is generally an indication of an intramammary infection. The constant presence of the white blood cells in milk can be viewed as surveillance cells, the scouts on alert for foreign antigens. Some might argue that if the number of surveillance cells that move into the milk, becomes, or is, too low, then the cow will be or become more susceptible to intramammary infection. The logic is that the invading intramammary pathogens will overwhelm the low level of these surveillance cells and an insufficient immune response will allow the invading pathogens to establish themselves quickly. Following this logic, it would appear that it is better to have a higher cell concentration always present in the milk of the cow so that there are more cells available to respond to the invading pathogen. Yet, the physical and chemical action of the migration of the immune cells from the blood and lymphatic systems are thought to be responsible for the lost milk production and altered milk quality, arguing for a lower concentration of cells. In this presentation and manuscript, evidence that milk somatic cell count can get too low will be contrasted with the evidence suggesting that lower milk somatic cell count is best.

12:00 pm

Adjourn General Session 3

Join friends and colleagues from around the world while enjoying light snacks and beverages! The reception will also include “Team Trivia” – a fundraiser for the National Mastitis Research Foundation. Questions will focus on the dairy industry and quality milk production. Be sure to sign up and play! The reception is open to all registered attendees.

Tuesday January 29 ___________________ Continental Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Committee Meetings Meetings are open to all registered attendees. 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Research Committee

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Education Committee

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Residue Avoidance Committee

Technology Transfer Session (poster presentations) Posters available for viewing all day.

General Session 3: Milk Quality Around the World

Luncheon and Program 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm Open to all registrants, the luncheon includes presentation of the National Dairy Quality Awards, the NMC Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control, and the NMC Scholars. This event will be held at Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres baseball team) which is adjacent to the hotel.

Moderator: Jason Lombard, US Department of Agriculture, NAHMS, Fort Collins, Colorado Milk quality is becoming more important as consumers become more aware and as countries import and export dairy products. This session will highlight a few key dairy industries across the globe. Presenters will include demographic information on the industry in their country with a focus on milk quality parameters. Key factors impacting milk quality will be presented along with unique practices of each country. [These presentations previously were given during the Milk Quality Monitoring Committee meeting]. The final presentation will revisit the question of whether or not somatic cell counts in individual cows can get too low. 10:00 am

Colombia

Alejandro Ceballos, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

10:10 am

Italy

Alfonso Zecconi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy

10:20 am

Spain

Luís M. Jiménez, Servet Talavera, Talavera de La Reina, Spain

10:30 am

Belgium

Sarne De Vliegher, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

10:40 am

Germany

Christian Baumgartner, MPR Bayern, Wolnzach, Germany

10:50 am

New Zealand Eric Hillerton, DairyNZ, Hamilton, New Zealand

11:00 am

United States Jason Lombard, US Department of Agriculture, NAHMS, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

11:10 am

Canada

11:20 am

Great Britain Elizabeth Berry, DairyCo, Kenilworth, United Kingdom

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Greg Keefe, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Featured Symposium: Where the Rubber Meets the Teat – Understanding and Managing the Milking Process at the Interface Between Teats and Liners Moderator: Pat Gorden, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa It has been stated that the closer one gets to the teat the less is known about machine milking. This session will seek to broaden the understanding of the complex interactions of mechanical forces and the biology of the cow -- leading to the ultimate goal of improved managing, manipulating, and optimizing the process of machine milking. 2:00 pm

Exploring the Role of Liner Shape, Dimensions and Venting on Milking Performance Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

This presentation will describe the results of several experiments designed to better understand the effects of liner shape, dimensions and venting on milking performance. Round liners have been the norm for most of the 100+ years of machine milking. Triangular, square and other shaped liners have made up a bigger share of the US market recent years, as have liners with vents placed in the mouthpiece. While teat dimensions appear to be similar in many parts of the world, liner dimensions are not. This may be due the weight of history (that’s the way we have always done it) or some real or perceived benefit of using liners with different dimensions. Experimental results exploring the effects of liner dimension, shape and venting on milking performance performed on two continents and one very big island will be presented.

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2:45 pm

Understanding The Milking Machine: The Contribution of Cyclic Liner Compression To Effective Pulsation Graeme Mein, Werribee, Australia

Short Course Information

Variations in the degree of Liner Compression applied to cows’ teats, by the closing or closed liner, have a marked influence on teat condition, cow comfort and milk flow-rate. Despite its influence on the success of milking, neither Liner Compression nor the related concept of Over-Pressure are understood clearly or measured routinely by the majority of people who are involved in the testing, maintenance or troubleshooting of milking systems. The main aim of this paper is to provide a clearer understanding of these concepts, their fundamental contribution to successful pulsation, and some of the practical implications of this new knowledge.

The short courses have limited enrollment and require an additional fee. Registration is based on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for short course registration is January 16. Registrations may be accepted after the deadline (at the meeting) only if space is available.

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Current Issues Related to Machine Milking and Milking Management Panel members: Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Graeme Mein, Werribee, Australia; Ian Ohnstad, The Dairy Group, Taunton, United Kingdom

Course 1: Unlocking the Potential of Precision Dairy Farming Mastitis Detection Technologies

Brief presentations by panel members will set the stage for a lively, interactive session of questions, answers, and discussion between panel members and meeting attendees in the audience.

4:30 pm

Review of Parlor Summaries from 3X Herds in North America Brandon Treichler, Valley Veterinary Clinic, Seymour, Wisconsin

Parlor facilities represent a large capital and resource investment of modern dairy operations. Despite this, there is little published or current data relative to parlor performance achievement by actual working dairies available to the industry. Results of a survey of parlor performance of voluntary participant herds utilizing DairyComp 305™ herd management software interfaced with milk meters will be reviewed. The focus of this presentation will be the discussion of key areas on parlor performance reports, ranges of performance across participating herds, discussion of the interactions between parameters, as well as defining performance benchmarks for dairies to monitor their results.

5:00 pm

Adjourn Symposium

Short Courses (limited enrollment; pre-registration required)

Courses may fill up before the deadline, so early registration is recommended. In order to sign up for a short course, you must also register for the general session. Payment must accompany registration. Phone-in reservations are NOT accepted. Registering online will give you the best chance of being enrolled in a short course.

Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Introductory Instructors: Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; Christina Petersson-Wolfe, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia; Jeff Reneau, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota Precision dairy farming is the use of technologies to measure physiological, behavioral, and production indicators on individual animals to improve management strategies and farm performance. Many precision dairy farming technologies, including daily milk yield recording, milk component monitoring (for example, fat, protein, and SCC), accelerometers, milk conductivity indicators, rumination monitors, automatic estrus detection monitors, and daily body weight measurements already are being utilized by dairy producers. Yet, we have only seen the beginning of the introduction of sophisticated technologies in monitoring dairy cows. Because of the number of options available to dairy producers, the decision making process for adoption of these technologies is complex. The economic, technical, and social advantages and disadvantages of these technologies must be considered carefully. This course will cover technologies currently available along with a group discussion of advantages and disadvantages. Course instructors will discuss factors to consider before purchasing these technologies, potential pitfalls, economics, and implementation strategies. Examples of practical onfarm uses of technologies will be provided using research and field experiences. Approaches toward time-series data analysis and interpretation will also be covered. Printed handout wills be provided. Topics • What technologies are being marketed and being developed for mastitis detection?

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 7: Failure of Mastitis Therapy – Is It the Drugs, Bugs, Cows or Us?

• What criteria and factors should be considered before adopting a new technology?

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 8: Using On-Farm Culture Systems to Manage Mastitis

• How should the economics of technology adoption be evaluated?

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 9: Bulk Tank Milk Analysis – Window to the Milky World!

• How can we use and interpret data from these technologies? • What are people seeing in the field?

Wednesday, January 30 ________________ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

[Note: there are no educational sessions on Wednesday.]

Course 2: Update on Prototheca Mastitis – The Lurking Environmental Pathogen Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Class size limit: 50 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate Instructors: Anne Lichtenwalner, University of Maine, Orono, Maine; Allan Britten, Udder Health Systems, Boise, Idaho Prototheca mastitis can reduce milk yield, increase SCC and be difficult to diagnose and treat. This workshop will help you recognize the problem, diagnose the organism, and implement

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2:45 pm

Understanding The Milking Machine: The Contribution of Cyclic Liner Compression To Effective Pulsation Graeme Mein, Werribee, Australia

Short Course Information

Variations in the degree of Liner Compression applied to cows’ teats, by the closing or closed liner, have a marked influence on teat condition, cow comfort and milk flow-rate. Despite its influence on the success of milking, neither Liner Compression nor the related concept of Over-Pressure are understood clearly or measured routinely by the majority of people who are involved in the testing, maintenance or troubleshooting of milking systems. The main aim of this paper is to provide a clearer understanding of these concepts, their fundamental contribution to successful pulsation, and some of the practical implications of this new knowledge.

The short courses have limited enrollment and require an additional fee. Registration is based on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for short course registration is January 16. Registrations may be accepted after the deadline (at the meeting) only if space is available.

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Current Issues Related to Machine Milking and Milking Management Panel members: Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Graeme Mein, Werribee, Australia; Ian Ohnstad, The Dairy Group, Taunton, United Kingdom

Course 1: Unlocking the Potential of Precision Dairy Farming Mastitis Detection Technologies

Brief presentations by panel members will set the stage for a lively, interactive session of questions, answers, and discussion between panel members and meeting attendees in the audience.

4:30 pm

Review of Parlor Summaries from 3X Herds in North America Brandon Treichler, Valley Veterinary Clinic, Seymour, Wisconsin

Parlor facilities represent a large capital and resource investment of modern dairy operations. Despite this, there is little published or current data relative to parlor performance achievement by actual working dairies available to the industry. Results of a survey of parlor performance of voluntary participant herds utilizing DairyComp 305™ herd management software interfaced with milk meters will be reviewed. The focus of this presentation will be the discussion of key areas on parlor performance reports, ranges of performance across participating herds, discussion of the interactions between parameters, as well as defining performance benchmarks for dairies to monitor their results.

5:00 pm

Adjourn Symposium

Short Courses (limited enrollment; pre-registration required)

Courses may fill up before the deadline, so early registration is recommended. In order to sign up for a short course, you must also register for the general session. Payment must accompany registration. Phone-in reservations are NOT accepted. Registering online will give you the best chance of being enrolled in a short course.

Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Introductory Instructors: Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; Christina Petersson-Wolfe, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia; Jeff Reneau, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota Precision dairy farming is the use of technologies to measure physiological, behavioral, and production indicators on individual animals to improve management strategies and farm performance. Many precision dairy farming technologies, including daily milk yield recording, milk component monitoring (for example, fat, protein, and SCC), accelerometers, milk conductivity indicators, rumination monitors, automatic estrus detection monitors, and daily body weight measurements already are being utilized by dairy producers. Yet, we have only seen the beginning of the introduction of sophisticated technologies in monitoring dairy cows. Because of the number of options available to dairy producers, the decision making process for adoption of these technologies is complex. The economic, technical, and social advantages and disadvantages of these technologies must be considered carefully. This course will cover technologies currently available along with a group discussion of advantages and disadvantages. Course instructors will discuss factors to consider before purchasing these technologies, potential pitfalls, economics, and implementation strategies. Examples of practical onfarm uses of technologies will be provided using research and field experiences. Approaches toward time-series data analysis and interpretation will also be covered. Printed handout wills be provided. Topics • What technologies are being marketed and being developed for mastitis detection?

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 7: Failure of Mastitis Therapy – Is It the Drugs, Bugs, Cows or Us?

• What criteria and factors should be considered before adopting a new technology?

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 8: Using On-Farm Culture Systems to Manage Mastitis

• How should the economics of technology adoption be evaluated?

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Course 9: Bulk Tank Milk Analysis – Window to the Milky World!

• How can we use and interpret data from these technologies? • What are people seeing in the field?

Wednesday, January 30 ________________ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

[Note: there are no educational sessions on Wednesday.]

Course 2: Update on Prototheca Mastitis – The Lurking Environmental Pathogen Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Class size limit: 50 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate Instructors: Anne Lichtenwalner, University of Maine, Orono, Maine; Allan Britten, Udder Health Systems, Boise, Idaho Prototheca mastitis can reduce milk yield, increase SCC and be difficult to diagnose and treat. This workshop will help you recognize the problem, diagnose the organism, and implement

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methods for eliminating it. In addition to the practical aspects of protothecal mastitis, new developments in diagnostic and prevention methods will be discussed. Participants will be provided with printed notes and handout material. Topics • Prototheca mastitis: how big a problem is it? • Prototheca mastitis: clinical presentation and herd impacts • Biology of prototheca: environmental or contagious? • Diagnostic methods for prototheca: current and future • Coping with prototheca: treatment and prevention

model. Specific issues covered will include welfare of mastitis, behavior of cattle in parlors, handling down cattle and on-farm euthanasia. Participants will take home an understanding of animal welfare, why it is important to their animals and business and how to evaluate their farm. FARM program printed materials will be provided to participants. Topics • Introduction to animal welfare / definition of welfare • The Five Freedoms of animal welfare • The importance of understanding welfare in today’s dairy industry • Cattle behavior • Evaluating welfare on dairies

Course 3: Update on Mycoplasma Mastitis – Transmission and Control

• Cattle behavior and milking parlor management

Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 40 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate Instructors: Larry Fox, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington; Allan Britten, Udder Health Systems, Boise, Idaho

• Down cattle management

Mycoplasma mastitis was first described in the 1960s in Connecticut, and within ten years had been reported to infect cattle across several countries around the world. Although it is most often described as a contagious pathogen, there are several reports indicating that milking time hygiene alone does not control, nor prevent, the mycoplasma mastitis disease complex. The most significant risk factor for the disease appears to be importation of cattle into a herd. Culling cows with mycoplasma mastitis is often advocated as a control element, although some reports suggest it is not universally successful. Recent studies have documented the spread of Mycoplasma species in herds with cows with mycoplasma mastitis to other cows and their replacements, almost invariably the infecting strain is involved in all transmissions. Carriage in the nose seems to be the most prevalent site of colonization. Findings indicate that strains are unique to a herd and some suggest that the udder is the primary reservoir, although other body sites (lungs, joints, and urogenital tracts) are clearly affected. These findings might suggest that udder to udder spread is not the sole means of transmission. An understanding of the transmission pathways of Mycoplasma sp. will aid in the control of the disease complex. The focus of the short course will be to discuss the new findings describing the epidemiology of mycoplasma mastitis and how it can be controlled. Participants will be provided with printed handouts of slides and supportive material. Topics • Mycoplasma mastitis transmission • Mycoplasma mastitis control • Mycoplasma prevalence within a herd contrasted between herds/countries

Course 4: Welfare of Dairy Cattle – What You Need to Know to Have Happy Cows Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate Instructors: Jim Reynolds, Western University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pomona, California; Jan Shearer, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa; Marissa Heil, student Western University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal welfare will be described and defined so that participants will understand what cows and calves need to have good welfare and comfort on dairies. Instructors will discuss how to evaluate welfare on-farm, utilizing the FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible ManagementTM) program as a 10

• Pain management • Euthanasia

Course 5: Milk Quality and Mastitis Control on Organic Dairy Farms in the US – It’s All Natural So It Must Be Better? Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Introductory Instructors: Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; John Barlow, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; Roxann Richert, Ulysses, Nebraska The topic of organic dairy farming seems to frequently strike an emotional cord. Many consumers appear to perceive organic food as safer, healthier, and better for the environment, but US Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic standards make no such claims. In contrast, many others (including agricultural industry specialists and scientists) remain skeptical of the typical organic marketing claims and consider the organic myth an unreasonable rejection of an evidence- or science-based approach to food production. Meanwhile, organic is a rapidly growing agricultural market in the US. This short course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the US organic dairy industry, the current USDA National Organic Program rules and regulations, and milk quality and mastitis control practices on organic dairy farms. Participants will be provided printed handouts and CD-ROM with web links and resources. Topics • How did we get here? From philosophy to practice, a brief narrative of organic dairy farming in the US • What’s in a label? An introduction to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), the Pasture Rule, and Accredited Certifying Agents • What is the status of organic milk production and quality in the US? • How should we approach milk quality and mastitis control on organic dairy farms? • Where do organic farmers get their information? Who is providing advice and support in the area of milk quality and mastitis control on organic farms? • Alternative therapies – comparing and contrasting what is being used, what is allowable, what is justifiable, and what is legal. • Are there welfare issues associated mastitis control on organic dairy farms? • What about the reputed health and environmental differences, do they exist? What is the extent of evidence? 11


methods for eliminating it. In addition to the practical aspects of protothecal mastitis, new developments in diagnostic and prevention methods will be discussed. Participants will be provided with printed notes and handout material. Topics • Prototheca mastitis: how big a problem is it? • Prototheca mastitis: clinical presentation and herd impacts • Biology of prototheca: environmental or contagious? • Diagnostic methods for prototheca: current and future • Coping with prototheca: treatment and prevention

model. Specific issues covered will include welfare of mastitis, behavior of cattle in parlors, handling down cattle and on-farm euthanasia. Participants will take home an understanding of animal welfare, why it is important to their animals and business and how to evaluate their farm. FARM program printed materials will be provided to participants. Topics • Introduction to animal welfare / definition of welfare • The Five Freedoms of animal welfare • The importance of understanding welfare in today’s dairy industry • Cattle behavior • Evaluating welfare on dairies

Course 3: Update on Mycoplasma Mastitis – Transmission and Control

• Cattle behavior and milking parlor management

Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 40 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate Instructors: Larry Fox, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington; Allan Britten, Udder Health Systems, Boise, Idaho

• Down cattle management

Mycoplasma mastitis was first described in the 1960s in Connecticut, and within ten years had been reported to infect cattle across several countries around the world. Although it is most often described as a contagious pathogen, there are several reports indicating that milking time hygiene alone does not control, nor prevent, the mycoplasma mastitis disease complex. The most significant risk factor for the disease appears to be importation of cattle into a herd. Culling cows with mycoplasma mastitis is often advocated as a control element, although some reports suggest it is not universally successful. Recent studies have documented the spread of Mycoplasma species in herds with cows with mycoplasma mastitis to other cows and their replacements, almost invariably the infecting strain is involved in all transmissions. Carriage in the nose seems to be the most prevalent site of colonization. Findings indicate that strains are unique to a herd and some suggest that the udder is the primary reservoir, although other body sites (lungs, joints, and urogenital tracts) are clearly affected. These findings might suggest that udder to udder spread is not the sole means of transmission. An understanding of the transmission pathways of Mycoplasma sp. will aid in the control of the disease complex. The focus of the short course will be to discuss the new findings describing the epidemiology of mycoplasma mastitis and how it can be controlled. Participants will be provided with printed handouts of slides and supportive material. Topics • Mycoplasma mastitis transmission • Mycoplasma mastitis control • Mycoplasma prevalence within a herd contrasted between herds/countries

Course 4: Welfare of Dairy Cattle – What You Need to Know to Have Happy Cows Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate Instructors: Jim Reynolds, Western University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pomona, California; Jan Shearer, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa; Marissa Heil, student Western University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal welfare will be described and defined so that participants will understand what cows and calves need to have good welfare and comfort on dairies. Instructors will discuss how to evaluate welfare on-farm, utilizing the FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible ManagementTM) program as a 10

• Pain management • Euthanasia

Course 5: Milk Quality and Mastitis Control on Organic Dairy Farms in the US – It’s All Natural So It Must Be Better? Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Introductory Instructors: Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; John Barlow, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; Roxann Richert, Ulysses, Nebraska The topic of organic dairy farming seems to frequently strike an emotional cord. Many consumers appear to perceive organic food as safer, healthier, and better for the environment, but US Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic standards make no such claims. In contrast, many others (including agricultural industry specialists and scientists) remain skeptical of the typical organic marketing claims and consider the organic myth an unreasonable rejection of an evidence- or science-based approach to food production. Meanwhile, organic is a rapidly growing agricultural market in the US. This short course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the US organic dairy industry, the current USDA National Organic Program rules and regulations, and milk quality and mastitis control practices on organic dairy farms. Participants will be provided printed handouts and CD-ROM with web links and resources. Topics • How did we get here? From philosophy to practice, a brief narrative of organic dairy farming in the US • What’s in a label? An introduction to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), the Pasture Rule, and Accredited Certifying Agents • What is the status of organic milk production and quality in the US? • How should we approach milk quality and mastitis control on organic dairy farms? • Where do organic farmers get their information? Who is providing advice and support in the area of milk quality and mastitis control on organic farms? • Alternative therapies – comparing and contrasting what is being used, what is allowable, what is justifiable, and what is legal. • Are there welfare issues associated mastitis control on organic dairy farms? • What about the reputed health and environmental differences, do they exist? What is the extent of evidence? 11


Course 6: Tapping the Milk Quality Records Analysis Potential of PCDART

Course 8: Using On-Farm Culture Systems to Manage Mastitis

Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate; some PCDART experience would be useful Instructors: Richard Wallace, Pfizer Animal Health, McFarland, Wisconsin; Mark Kinsel, Agrimetrica, Ellensburg, Washington

Date and time: Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 40 Fee: $115 Level: Introductory/intermediate Instructors: Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota; Paul Rapnicki, Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, Indiana; Erin Royster, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

This hands-on computer lab will help participants tap into the full potential to analyze milk quality records with the PCDART software. Instructors will cover topics pertaining to milk quality analysis with a demonstration herd that all participants will use on their computers. The instructors will demonstrate their approach to milk quality records analysis while participants follow along on their laptops. Participants will have time to review their own herd file with guidance by the instructors. Printed handouts of presentations will be provided.

On-farm culture (OFC) systems have proven themselves valuable in allowing for rapid diagnosis of clinical mastitis pathogens and can be used to successfully guide strategic treatment decisions for clinical mastitis cases. This course will begin by reviewing the overall accuracy, strengths and limitations of on-farm culture systems in diagnosing mastitis pathogens, and will present findings of randomized clinical trials comparing case outcomes (cures, future performance) when using a traditional ‘blanket’ antimicrobial therapy approach versus a strategic antimicrobial treatment approach as guided by on farm culture system results. The course will then discuss how to approach setting up an on-farm lab for success by addressing the culture tool (eg. Minnesota Easy Culture System), the lab (setup and training issues), using the information (interpretation of OFC results) and monitoring lab performance. Participants will receive printed materials, MN Easy Culture System Manual, and resources on electronic storage media.

Participants need to bring a laptop computer and a herd OFFLOAD from PCDART. If PCDART is not loaded on your computer, please arrive 30 minutes early to get the program installed. Topics • Herd and cow SCC analytics • Milking parlor process evaluation for herds with automated milk recording systems • Clinical mastitis epidemiology using the Activity Trackers of Protocols and Chores • Residue risk management using PCDART records

Course 7: Failure of Mastitis Therapy – Is It the Drugs, Bugs, Cows or Us? Date and time: Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate Instructors: Ron Erskine, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Michigan; John Middleton, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; Vineet Saini, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada A discussion will be facilitated among the class to offer insight how to improve the efficacy of mastitis therapy and reduce residue risks by: 1) making educated treatment choices, 2) prudent antimicrobial drug use and extra-label drug use, and 3) exploring the status of drug use on dairy farms and its relationship to pathogen resistance to antimicrobial drug therapy. Participants will be provided with printed handouts. Topics • Basic pharmacology and improving the odds for efficacious therapy • Prudent antimicrobial drug use and extra-label drug use • Preventing drug residues • Status of antimicrobial resistance in pathogens • Relationship of resistance to drug use

Topics • Understand the overall accuracy (strengths and limitations) of using on-farm culture system results to diagnose clinical mastitis pathogens • Learn about research findings describing quarter and cow-level outcomes (cures, future performance) when using on-farm culture systems to guide strategic treatment decisions • Learn how to set up and operate an on-farm lab for success

Course 9: Bulk Tank Milk Analysis – Window to the Milky World! Date and time: Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 50 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate and Advanced Instructors: Bhushan Jayarao, Ernest Hovingh and David Wolfgang, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania Bulk-tank milk (BTM) analysis is now widely accepted as a useful tool for evaluating milk quality and monitoring udder-health status in a herd. Bacterial and somatic cell count (SCC) estimation of BTM, when done repeatedly over a period of time, can become a significant knowledge base. When interpreted within the context of the farm’s management practices, this information provides a basis for evaluating current and potential milk quality and mastitis problems in a herd. This comprehensive workshop will address all aspects of BTM analysis including sample collection, processing, analysis and interpretation of results. The instructors through use of case studies and interactive sessions with class participants will describe the rational approach for use of BTM analysis to make decisions on improving milk quality and herd udder health. Participants will receive printed handouts and a CD of resources. Topics • Overview of bulk tank milk analysis • Interpretation of bulk tank milk analysis results • Case studies (problem solving using BTM analyses) • Interactive exercises using actual field data • Question & answers

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Course 6: Tapping the Milk Quality Records Analysis Potential of PCDART

Course 8: Using On-Farm Culture Systems to Manage Mastitis

Date and time: Sunday, January 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate; some PCDART experience would be useful Instructors: Richard Wallace, Pfizer Animal Health, McFarland, Wisconsin; Mark Kinsel, Agrimetrica, Ellensburg, Washington

Date and time: Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 40 Fee: $115 Level: Introductory/intermediate Instructors: Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota; Paul Rapnicki, Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, Indiana; Erin Royster, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

This hands-on computer lab will help participants tap into the full potential to analyze milk quality records with the PCDART software. Instructors will cover topics pertaining to milk quality analysis with a demonstration herd that all participants will use on their computers. The instructors will demonstrate their approach to milk quality records analysis while participants follow along on their laptops. Participants will have time to review their own herd file with guidance by the instructors. Printed handouts of presentations will be provided.

On-farm culture (OFC) systems have proven themselves valuable in allowing for rapid diagnosis of clinical mastitis pathogens and can be used to successfully guide strategic treatment decisions for clinical mastitis cases. This course will begin by reviewing the overall accuracy, strengths and limitations of on-farm culture systems in diagnosing mastitis pathogens, and will present findings of randomized clinical trials comparing case outcomes (cures, future performance) when using a traditional ‘blanket’ antimicrobial therapy approach versus a strategic antimicrobial treatment approach as guided by on farm culture system results. The course will then discuss how to approach setting up an on-farm lab for success by addressing the culture tool (eg. Minnesota Easy Culture System), the lab (setup and training issues), using the information (interpretation of OFC results) and monitoring lab performance. Participants will receive printed materials, MN Easy Culture System Manual, and resources on electronic storage media.

Participants need to bring a laptop computer and a herd OFFLOAD from PCDART. If PCDART is not loaded on your computer, please arrive 30 minutes early to get the program installed. Topics • Herd and cow SCC analytics • Milking parlor process evaluation for herds with automated milk recording systems • Clinical mastitis epidemiology using the Activity Trackers of Protocols and Chores • Residue risk management using PCDART records

Course 7: Failure of Mastitis Therapy – Is It the Drugs, Bugs, Cows or Us? Date and time: Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 30 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate Instructors: Ron Erskine, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Michigan; John Middleton, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; Vineet Saini, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada A discussion will be facilitated among the class to offer insight how to improve the efficacy of mastitis therapy and reduce residue risks by: 1) making educated treatment choices, 2) prudent antimicrobial drug use and extra-label drug use, and 3) exploring the status of drug use on dairy farms and its relationship to pathogen resistance to antimicrobial drug therapy. Participants will be provided with printed handouts. Topics • Basic pharmacology and improving the odds for efficacious therapy • Prudent antimicrobial drug use and extra-label drug use • Preventing drug residues • Status of antimicrobial resistance in pathogens • Relationship of resistance to drug use

Topics • Understand the overall accuracy (strengths and limitations) of using on-farm culture system results to diagnose clinical mastitis pathogens • Learn about research findings describing quarter and cow-level outcomes (cures, future performance) when using on-farm culture systems to guide strategic treatment decisions • Learn how to set up and operate an on-farm lab for success

Course 9: Bulk Tank Milk Analysis – Window to the Milky World! Date and time: Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class size limit: 50 Fee: $115 Level: Intermediate and Advanced Instructors: Bhushan Jayarao, Ernest Hovingh and David Wolfgang, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania Bulk-tank milk (BTM) analysis is now widely accepted as a useful tool for evaluating milk quality and monitoring udder-health status in a herd. Bacterial and somatic cell count (SCC) estimation of BTM, when done repeatedly over a period of time, can become a significant knowledge base. When interpreted within the context of the farm’s management practices, this information provides a basis for evaluating current and potential milk quality and mastitis problems in a herd. This comprehensive workshop will address all aspects of BTM analysis including sample collection, processing, analysis and interpretation of results. The instructors through use of case studies and interactive sessions with class participants will describe the rational approach for use of BTM analysis to make decisions on improving milk quality and herd udder health. Participants will receive printed handouts and a CD of resources. Topics • Overview of bulk tank milk analysis • Interpretation of bulk tank milk analysis results • Case studies (problem solving using BTM analyses) • Interactive exercises using actual field data • Question & answers

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Hotel, Transportation & Area Attractions Hotel Information The NMC 52nd Annual Meeting will be held at the Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California. Nestled in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel is within walking distance from more than 90 restaurants, 20 nightclubs and 40 boutique shops. Room rates are $184 single/double (plus applicable state and local taxes). All reservations are subject to availability and should be received by 5:00 pm (Pacific time) on January 4, 2013. Reservations received after the official cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates. Your reservation must be guaranteed by one night’s deposit or credit card. Check-in time is after 3:00 pm; check-out is 12:00 noon. For reservations, contact the hotel directly (be sure to mention you will be attending the National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting). Online reservations can be accessed from the NMC meeting website: www.nmconline.org/annualmeet/2013 Omni San Diego Hotel 675 L Street San Diego,California 92101 Phone: (619) 231-6664 or toll free (800) 843-6664 How to Get There San Diego is served by the San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is about 4 miles (14 minutes) from the hotel. Options for transportation to and from the airport are: Cloud Nine/SuperShuttle <www.cloud9shuttle.com> ($8 one way), or taxi (about $16 one way). Shuttle service is available at the transportation plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2, and curbside at the commuter terminal. Driving Directions from the airport to the hotel Follow the airport exit signs toward Harbor Drive/Downtown San Diego. Merge onto Harbor Drive going south along the San Diego Bay. Follow Harbor Drive as it turns to the left at Seaport Village. Turn left onto 5th Avenue. Make an immediate right onto L Street. Proceed one block on L Street. The hotel is located on the right on the corner of 6th Avenue and L Street.

Fundraiser to Benefit the National Mastitis Research Foundation Join us during the NMC annual meeting reception on Monday evening, January 28, for Team Trivia. This fundraising event will test your knowledge on topics related to milk quality and the global dairy industry! Each participant shall make a minimum donation of $25 to the National Mastitis Research Foundation (NMRF) in order to play. Teams will consist of up to 8 people, and sign-ups will occur and the NMC meeting registration table prior to the reception. • Start recruiting your team members today! • All proceeds from the Team Trivia event will support the NMC Scholars Program, which is funded by the NMRF. The Scholars Program provides travel funding for students to attend the NMC annual meeting and encourage their participation in NMC programs and activities. The overall goal is to support the development of future milk quality researchers and specialists.

What to See and Do San Diego is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. Situated on a beautiful natural harbor with miles of sandy beaches and a year-round average 70-degree temperature, San Diego is a great place to visit! In addition to the activities in the Gaslamp district, the hotel is close to the city’s top sites and attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, the Midway, La Jolla, Wild Animal Park, and Horton Plaza. Additional information and links for San Diego area attractions can be found on the NMC meeting website.

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Hotel, Transportation & Area Attractions Hotel Information The NMC 52nd Annual Meeting will be held at the Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California. Nestled in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel is within walking distance from more than 90 restaurants, 20 nightclubs and 40 boutique shops. Room rates are $184 single/double (plus applicable state and local taxes). All reservations are subject to availability and should be received by 5:00 pm (Pacific time) on January 4, 2013. Reservations received after the official cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates. Your reservation must be guaranteed by one night’s deposit or credit card. Check-in time is after 3:00 pm; check-out is 12:00 noon. For reservations, contact the hotel directly (be sure to mention you will be attending the National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting). Online reservations can be accessed from the NMC meeting website: www.nmconline.org/annualmeet/2013 Omni San Diego Hotel 675 L Street San Diego,California 92101 Phone: (619) 231-6664 or toll free (800) 843-6664 How to Get There San Diego is served by the San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is about 4 miles (14 minutes) from the hotel. Options for transportation to and from the airport are: Cloud Nine/SuperShuttle <www.cloud9shuttle.com> ($8 one way), or taxi (about $16 one way). Shuttle service is available at the transportation plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2, and curbside at the commuter terminal. Driving Directions from the airport to the hotel Follow the airport exit signs toward Harbor Drive/Downtown San Diego. Merge onto Harbor Drive going south along the San Diego Bay. Follow Harbor Drive as it turns to the left at Seaport Village. Turn left onto 5th Avenue. Make an immediate right onto L Street. Proceed one block on L Street. The hotel is located on the right on the corner of 6th Avenue and L Street.

Fundraiser to Benefit the National Mastitis Research Foundation Join us during the NMC annual meeting reception on Monday evening, January 28, for Team Trivia. This fundraising event will test your knowledge on topics related to milk quality and the global dairy industry! Each participant shall make a minimum donation of $25 to the National Mastitis Research Foundation (NMRF) in order to play. Teams will consist of up to 8 people, and sign-ups will occur and the NMC meeting registration table prior to the reception. • Start recruiting your team members today! • All proceeds from the Team Trivia event will support the NMC Scholars Program, which is funded by the NMRF. The Scholars Program provides travel funding for students to attend the NMC annual meeting and encourage their participation in NMC programs and activities. The overall goal is to support the development of future milk quality researchers and specialists.

What to See and Do San Diego is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. Situated on a beautiful natural harbor with miles of sandy beaches and a year-round average 70-degree temperature, San Diego is a great place to visit! In addition to the activities in the Gaslamp district, the hotel is close to the city’s top sites and attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, the Midway, La Jolla, Wild Animal Park, and Horton Plaza. Additional information and links for San Diego area attractions can be found on the NMC meeting website.

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REGISTRATION FORM

National Mastitis Council 52nd Annual Meeting, January 27-29, 2013 San Diego, California

Optional Short Courses Check meeting website to determine availability. Sunday January 27, Afternoon and Evening Course 1 [1:00 pm - 4:00 pm] Unlocking the Potential of Precision Dairy Farming Mastitis Detection Technologies ($115)

Online registrations are preferred (and are processed faster than mailed or faxed forms).

Course 2 [1:00 pm - 4:00 pm] Update on Prototheca Mastitis – The Lurking Environmental Pathogen ($115)

Name

Course 3 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Update on Mycoplasma Mastitis: Transmission and Control ($115)

Nickname (first name) for Badge

Course 4 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Welfare of Dairy Cattle – What You Need to Know to Have Happy Cows ($115)

Organization

Course 5 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Milk Quality and Mastitis Control on Organic Dairy Farms in the US: It’s All Natural So It Must Be Better? ($115)

Address City

State

Course 6 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Tapping the Milk Quality Records Analysis Potential of PCDART ($115)

Postal Code

Country

Tuesday January 29, Evening Fax

Phone

Course 7 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Failure of Mastitis Therapy – Is It the Drugs, Bugs, Cows or Us? ($115)

E-mail (Required for receipt.)

Course 8 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Using On-Farm Culture Systems to Manage Mastitis ($115)

Are you a member of NMC?

Yes

Course 9 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Bulk Tank Milk Analysis – Window to the Milky World! ($115)

No

NMC Membership ID Number packet or in the members-only section of the NMC website)

(Membership ID can be found above the mailing address on this registration

TOTAL Paid by:

How many years have you been a member of NMC? I’m not currently a member

3-5 years

> 10 years

1-2 years

6-10 years

don’t know

Check

VISA

MasterCard

Print or type clearly: Card #

American Express Exp Date

Signature: x

How many NMC annual meetings have you attended in the past? this is my first

3-5

> 10

1-2

6-10

don’t know

NMC Fed. Tax ID no. 36-2539005 Meeting Registration Information

Do you have any dietary restrictions? If yes, please specify Gender :

Male

Yes

No

Female

Select the most appropriate description of your company/organization: dairy farm proprietary handler/processor government

veterinary clinic university other: _________________________

dairy cooperative dairy supplies, equip., pharmaceuticals etc.

Meeting Registration: add $25 to registration fees after January 4. Final pre-registration deadline is January 16. After that date you must register at the meeting. NMC Member: $295 Does NOT include 2013 membership dues. Do NOT use this form to pay dues. Non-Member: $420 Enrolls registrant as a new NMC member. Applies to NEW members only. Student Member: $105 Must be a full time student and an NMC member. Student Non-Member: $130 Enrolls registrant as a NEW student member (must be full time student). Reception and “Team Trivia” Fundraiser for National Mastitis Research Foundation (Mon. Jan. 28, 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm) Yes, I plan to attend the reception (NO CHARGE for the reception; this is needed for planning purposes only) I do not plan to attend the reception Yes, I plan to participate in “Team Trivia”, which will be held during the reception $________ ($25 minimum donation to the National Mastitis Research Foundation required to play; team sign-up will take place prior to the reception) Luncheon (Tues. Jan. 29, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)

To receive early registration discount, forms must be received (not postmarked) by January 4 (add $25 thereafter).

Final pre-registration deadline is January 16. Forms must be received (not postmarked) by that date. After January 16, please register at the meeting.

Full refunds for cancellations made by January 16. After January 16, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations. No refunds after January 25. All requests for refunds must be in writing.

Short Course Registration Information •

In order to register for a short course, you must also register for the meeting.

Registration deadline for the courses is January 16 (early registration recommended—classes may fill prior to the deadline).

Full refunds for cancellations made by January 16. No refunds after January 25. All requests for refunds must be in writing.

Send this form and payment (must be received by January 16) to: NMC 421 S. Nine Mound Rd. Verona, WI 53593 USA Phone: (608) 848-4615

Fax: (608) 848-4671

Website: www.nmconline.org

Payment must accompany registration. Fax registrations accepted with credit cards only. Phone-in registrations are NOT accepted. Please do not fax AND mail in the form or you may be charged twice! Online registrations are preferred (note: you may still pay by check if you register online)

Yes, I plan to attend the luncheon [NO CHARGE for the luncheon; this is needed for planning purposes only] I do not plan to attend the luncheon 16

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REGISTRATION FORM

National Mastitis Council 52nd Annual Meeting, January 27-29, 2013 San Diego, California

Optional Short Courses Check meeting website to determine availability. Sunday January 27, Afternoon and Evening Course 1 [1:00 pm - 4:00 pm] Unlocking the Potential of Precision Dairy Farming Mastitis Detection Technologies ($115)

Online registrations are preferred (and are processed faster than mailed or faxed forms).

Course 2 [1:00 pm - 4:00 pm] Update on Prototheca Mastitis – The Lurking Environmental Pathogen ($115)

Name

Course 3 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Update on Mycoplasma Mastitis: Transmission and Control ($115)

Nickname (first name) for Badge

Course 4 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Welfare of Dairy Cattle – What You Need to Know to Have Happy Cows ($115)

Organization

Course 5 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Milk Quality and Mastitis Control on Organic Dairy Farms in the US: It’s All Natural So It Must Be Better? ($115)

Address City

State

Course 6 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Tapping the Milk Quality Records Analysis Potential of PCDART ($115)

Postal Code

Country

Tuesday January 29, Evening Fax

Phone

Course 7 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Failure of Mastitis Therapy – Is It the Drugs, Bugs, Cows or Us? ($115)

E-mail (Required for receipt.)

Course 8 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Using On-Farm Culture Systems to Manage Mastitis ($115)

Are you a member of NMC?

Yes

Course 9 [6:30 pm - 9:30 pm] Bulk Tank Milk Analysis – Window to the Milky World! ($115)

No

NMC Membership ID Number packet or in the members-only section of the NMC website)

(Membership ID can be found above the mailing address on this registration

TOTAL Paid by:

How many years have you been a member of NMC? I’m not currently a member

3-5 years

> 10 years

1-2 years

6-10 years

don’t know

Check

VISA

MasterCard

Print or type clearly: Card #

American Express Exp Date

Signature: x

How many NMC annual meetings have you attended in the past? this is my first

3-5

> 10

1-2

6-10

don’t know

NMC Fed. Tax ID no. 36-2539005 Meeting Registration Information

Do you have any dietary restrictions? If yes, please specify Gender :

Male

Yes

No

Female

Select the most appropriate description of your company/organization: dairy farm proprietary handler/processor government

veterinary clinic university other: _________________________

dairy cooperative dairy supplies, equip., pharmaceuticals etc.

Meeting Registration: add $25 to registration fees after January 4. Final pre-registration deadline is January 16. After that date you must register at the meeting. NMC Member: $295 Does NOT include 2013 membership dues. Do NOT use this form to pay dues. Non-Member: $420 Enrolls registrant as a new NMC member. Applies to NEW members only. Student Member: $105 Must be a full time student and an NMC member. Student Non-Member: $130 Enrolls registrant as a NEW student member (must be full time student). Reception and “Team Trivia” Fundraiser for National Mastitis Research Foundation (Mon. Jan. 28, 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm) Yes, I plan to attend the reception (NO CHARGE for the reception; this is needed for planning purposes only) I do not plan to attend the reception Yes, I plan to participate in “Team Trivia”, which will be held during the reception $________ ($25 minimum donation to the National Mastitis Research Foundation required to play; team sign-up will take place prior to the reception) Luncheon (Tues. Jan. 29, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)

To receive early registration discount, forms must be received (not postmarked) by January 4 (add $25 thereafter).

Final pre-registration deadline is January 16. Forms must be received (not postmarked) by that date. After January 16, please register at the meeting.

Full refunds for cancellations made by January 16. After January 16, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations. No refunds after January 25. All requests for refunds must be in writing.

Short Course Registration Information •

In order to register for a short course, you must also register for the meeting.

Registration deadline for the courses is January 16 (early registration recommended—classes may fill prior to the deadline).

Full refunds for cancellations made by January 16. No refunds after January 25. All requests for refunds must be in writing.

Send this form and payment (must be received by January 16) to: NMC 421 S. Nine Mound Rd. Verona, WI 53593 USA Phone: (608) 848-4615

Fax: (608) 848-4671

Website: www.nmconline.org

Payment must accompany registration. Fax registrations accepted with credit cards only. Phone-in registrations are NOT accepted. Please do not fax AND mail in the form or you may be charged twice! Online registrations are preferred (note: you may still pay by check if you register online)

Yes, I plan to attend the luncheon [NO CHARGE for the luncheon; this is needed for planning purposes only] I do not plan to attend the luncheon 16

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