Veterinary Public Health Institute

Completed Projects

Modeling of mastitis pathogens

Modeling of mastitis pathogens

Bart van den Borne

Duration: August 2010 – December 2015

A high degree of animal movements and sharing of alpine pastures by cows from different herds is common practice in Switzerland. Those aspects of Swiss dairy farming are thought to have a large influence on udder health. The aim of this project is to simulate the dynamics of mastitis causing pathogens within- and between dairy herds and to identify cost-effective intervention strategies at the herd and national level.

Staff involved: Bart van den Borne, Beatriz Vidondo, Laura Falzon, Martin Reist (VPHI) and Tariq Halasa (Technical University of Denmark)