Scientific Program
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The NMC Milano 2018 – International Bovine Mastitis Conference – will address a whole range of topics related to bovine mastitis, featuring plenary presentations by outstanding invited speakers, oral presentations by selected speakers, a poster session, sponsored seminars and short courses.

The main conference in Milan will be followed by a satellite event dedicated to small ruminant mastitis and milk quality that will take place in Alghero, Sardinia. Please visit the dedicated section for further information.


Main Congress Topics

  • Antibiotic resistance and reduction
  • Bedding management
  • Mastitis and Immunity
  • Milk microbiota and mastitis
  • Milk quality and cheese industry
  • Trends in milking systems development and management



Poster session also including

  • Small ruminant, water buffalo and other non-cow mastitis
  • Innovations in mastitis diagnosis
  • Other hot mastitis topics



Confirmed speakers

Alessio Cecchinato, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Angelo Stroppa, Grana Padano Consortium, Italy

George Oikonomou, University of Liverpool, UK

Ian Ohnstadt, The Dairy Group, UK.

Ilka Klaas, Delaval International, Sweden

Lorraine Sordillo, Michigan State University, USA

Marco Nocetti, Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium, Italy

Mario Lopez-Benavidez, DeLaval Inc. USA, NMC President 2017

Massimo Amadori, IZSLER, Italy

Pascal Rainard, INRA, France

Sandra Godden, University of Minnesota, USA

Scott McDougall, Massey University, New Zealand




Technical short courses

How to interpret analytical results and DHI data – Basic

     Alejandro Ceballos, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

How to interpret analytical results and DHI data – Advanced

     Francis L. Welcome, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University, USA

Welfare: economics, hygiene, and related issues

     Tom Hemling, THC Animal Health LLP, USA

Milk quality in robotic systems

     Dr. Marco Cattaneo, DeLaval, Italy

Water buffalo diary farm management

     Paolo Ciaramella and Jacopo Guccione, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Small ruminant diary farm management

     Paula Menzies, University of Guelph, Canada

Practical Mastitis Problem-Solving Workshop

     Peter Edmonson, UdderWise Global Mastitis Solutions; Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK



Scientific program (June 11-13)

Program + reception