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V annual meeting of the Latin American Research Network on Mastitis (RELIM), November 25, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dear colleagues and friends
We are already in the countdown to start the V annual meeting of the Latin American Mastitis Research Network (RELIM) on November 25 at our Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the National University of La Plata, Argentina.
For this purpose, I enclose Circular No. 10 with the latest developments in PDF format.
We wait for you next November 25 in La Plata!!!
Prof. Dr. Nora Mestorino
RELIM Coordinator 2019
Chair of Special Pharmacology and Toxicology
Laboratory Director of
Pharmacological and Toxicological Studies -LEFyT-
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences
National University of La Plata
+54 221 4236663 int 406
V reunión anual de la Red Latinoamericana de Investigación en Mastitis (RELIM), 25 de Noviembre, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Estimados colegas y amigos
Ya estamos en la cuenta regresiva para dar inicio a la V reunión anual de la Red Latinoamericana de Investigación en Mastitis (RELIM) el próximo 25 de Noviembre en nuestra Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.
A tal efecto les adjunto la Circular N°10 con las últimas novedades en formato PDF.
Los esperamos el próximo 25 de noviembre en La Plata!!!
Prof. Dra. Nora Mestorino
Coordinadora RELIM 2019
Cátedra de Farmacología Especial y Toxicología
Directora Laboratorio de
Estudios Farmacológicos y Toxicológicos -LEFyT-
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
+54 221 4236663 int 406
Cattle, pigs, sheep and goats
In 1998 the Swedish Veterinary Association decided to adopt a general policy for the use of antibiotics in animals. Since then specific policies for the use of antibiotics in dogs and cats have been adopted and in 2011 Guidelines for the use of Antibiotics in Production animals – Cattle and Pigs, were accepted. By decision of the board of the Swedish Veterinary Society (SVS) these guidelines have been updated.
The over-arching goal of SVS is to achieve a low and controlled use of antibiotics in Swedish animal production so that the first-hand choices of treatment remain efficient and that the spread of antimicrobial resistance – among animals and herds as well as in the food chain – is kept at a minimum. Keeping antimicrobial resistance in animals low is important also for human health, since we are all part of the same ecosystem. The authors of these guidelines hope that they may be useful for veterinarians in clinical practice when deciding on treatments for common diseases and ailments caused by bacteria. Sometimes the decision may even be to refrain from use of antibiotics and chose other ways of improving herd health.
To read more of the introduction, download a copy here.
Diseases in goats
Ylva Persson, DVM, PhD
In Sweden only one antimicrobial is registered for use in goats – benzyl penicillin procaine (BPP) (Penovet®, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, FASS VET. Sweden 2015). All other drugs for therapy need to conform to the EU cascade principle. Since goats might react with strong pain to injections with tetracycline other antimicrobials should be preferred if BPP cannot be expected to be effective.
Mastitis is the most important production disease in goat milk herds. Good udder health is important for animal welfare as well as from food safety aspects. The most frequently isolated udder pathogens in dairy goats in Sweden are Staphylo coccus (S.) aureus and coagulase negative staphylococci (CNS). Subclinical mastitis is seen more often than clinical.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.