QMPS Short Courses

Quality Milk Production Services Presents

Assessing Udder Health Opportunities:
Bugs and Treatment

April 4 – 6, 2018


New York CE and RACE approved


  • Learn the latest on the major mastitis causing organisms—etiology, prevention and treatment.
  • Learn mastitis laboratory techniques—plating of milk samples and identification of mastitis causing
    organisms at 24 – 48 hours.

Course size: 25

Course length: 3 days (20 hours – classroom time)   


Level: Intermediate to advanced

Location: College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn, 225 Tulip Tree Road Ithaca, NY 14853

Intended audience: dairy producers, milk quality consultants, mastitis laboratory technicians, milk
inspectors, veterinary technicians and veterinarians


Content: Learn about the major mastitis causing organisms (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae,
Mycoplasma spp, E. coli, Klebsiella, Streptococcus species, Staphylococcus species, Prototheca and
Yeast). Discuss contagious and environmental transmission, etiology, prevention, treatment and laboratory
identification techniques for each organism.
Collect aseptic milk samples, plate samples for aerobic culture and follow a flowchart used as a diagnostic tool
for aerobic identification of intramammary infections.
Present quality assurance methods utilized within the QMPS laboratories. Present the QMPS proficiency program
for the aerobic identification of intramammary infections.
Discuss culture results entry and data analysis with dairy herd management software.


Hotel Information: Room accommodations are available at the Best Western University Inn for $99/night + taxes.  Please call the Best Western University Inn at 1-607-272-6100 and request the “Assessing Udder Health Opportunities” when making reservations.  The Best Western University Inn has a hotel shuttle that will pick-up and drop-off at the airport and on the Cornell campus.



Quality Milk Production Services

Animal Health Diagnostic Center
240 Farrier Rd.
Ithaca, New York 14853
585.786.2555 or 607.255-8202    email:   rdw32@cornell.edu
Course location: Vet Teaching Dairy – 225 Tulip Tree Road Ithaca, NY 14853

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