Satellite meeting
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The satellite event “Focus on Small Ruminant Mastitis” will address topics related to mammary gland immunity, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and control, with case studies. In addition, a session will deal with the impact of mastitis on cheese production with the contribution of farmers and cheese producers. Practical sessions are also included, selecting between farm or laboratory activities.

The Saturday session will be open also to a limited number of non-registered participants and will provide an update on the most recent advances in small ruminant research, dealing with genetic selection, mammary gland immunity, biomarker discovery and diagnostic approaches, as well as pathogens and pathogenicity mechanisms.

English-Italian translation services will be provided in all sessions.

The event is organized by Porto Conte Ricerche with the support of Sardegna Ricerche, the University of Milan and the National Reference Centre for Small Ruminant Mastitis (CRENMOC), and will take place in the facilities of Porto Conte Ricerche in Tramariglio, Alghero. Further information on logistics and Hotel accommodation will be available soon.




Provisional schedule

Thursday, June 14
Friday, June 15
Saturday, June 16


Welcome and opening

10:30-11:00 a.m.


Etiology and epidemiology

11:00 a.m-01:00 p.m.

Impact of mastitis on cheese production and quality

9:00-11:00 a.m.


Farmers’ and cheesemakers’ perspective of the disease

11:30 a.m-12:30-a.m.

An update on small ruminant mastitis research:

Recent findings in genetic selection, mammary gland immunity, and pathogenicity mechanisms

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Diagnosis and control

2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m.


Case studies

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Farm visits

Lab activities

2:00-6:00 p.m.