Technology Transfer Session (Poster Session)

The TTS will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 30-31, 2020. Posters will be available for viewing all day.

In addition, selected posters from the TTS will be presented orally in the “Research and Development Summaries Session” to be held on Thursday afternoon, January 30.

National Mastitis Council Poster Guidelines

The poster board surface area is 4 ft. (1.2 m) high x 8 ft. (2.4 m) wide. It is not required to use the entire space (self-supporting tack board). You may use tacks (push pins) or Velcro to attach your poster to the tack board. We will have some extra tacks, but we will not supply Velcro. 

Below are some basic guidelines:
Charts, figures, photographs and text should be mounted securely on the poster board by appropriate means. In general, the posters should be self-explanatory. Companies may be identified on the posters, but tabletop displays may not be used. Sales-oriented exhibits are not allowed. Educational literature may be distributed, provided it is not a “sales piece.” 

Poster design suggestions:

    • Include title, author(s) and affiliation at top of poster (use lettering at least 1 inch [2.5 cm] high).
    • Keep illustrations simple.
    • Keep text and figure legends short; use large print – at least 3/8 inch (1 cm) high.
    • Illustrations must be readable at distances of 3 feet (1 m) or more. 
    • Include a short introduction and summary. 
  • List “take home points” on the poster.

Questions? Contact JoDee Sattler at:

Technology Transfer Session Poster Presentations

These papers have been accepted for NMC’s Technology Transfer Session. This is a tentative listing. Papers will be confirmed after the presenting authors register for the NMC Annual Meeting.

  1. Associations between Udder Health and Management on Robotic Dairy Farms
    Igor Van Den Brulle1, Sofie Piepers1, Ben Aernouts2, Ines Adriaens2, Katleen Geerinckx3, and Sarne De Vliegher1, 1
    M-team and Mastitis & Milk Quality Research Unit Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium, 2Livestock Technology group, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 3Hooibeekhoeve, Province of Antwerp, Geel, Belgium
  2. A Randomized Trial to Study the Effect of Automatic Cluster Remover Settings on Milking Performance, Teat Condition, and Udder Health
    Matthias Wieland1, Daryl V. Nydam1, Wolfgang Heuwieser2, Kimberley M. Morrill1, Lindsay Ferlito1, Rick D. Watters1, and Paul. D. Virkler1, 1Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 2Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  3. Milking Performance and Teat Condition at High Vacuum Milking with or without Vacuum Reduction during Low Milk Flow and at Different Detachment Levels
    Martina Feierabend, Claudia Stauffer, and Rupert M. Bruckmaier, Veterinary Physiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland
  4. Impact of Dry-off Management in Robotic Milking Systems on Milking, Milk Yield, and Somatic Cell Count
    Ariane E. France1, Simon Dufour2, David F. Kelton1, Herman W. Barkema3, Daryna Kurban2, Meagan T.M. King1, and Trevor DeVries1, 1University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, 3University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  5. Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating the Effect of Two Selective Dry Cow Therapy Protocols on Antibiotic Use and Udder Health
    Sam M. Rowe1, Sandra M. Godden1, Daryl V. Nydam2, Patrick Gorden3, Alfonso Lago4, Amy K. Vasquez2, Erin Royster1, Jenny Timmerman1, and Mark J. Thomas5, 1University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 3Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, 4DairyExperts, Tulare, California, USA, 5Dairy Health & Management Services, Lowville, New York, USA
  6. Influence of Bedding Material on Bacterial Distribution and Bulk Tank Milk Quality in Five New York Dairy Farms
    Valeria M. Alanis1, Michael Zurakowski2, Deb Pawloski2, Daryl V. Nydam1, and Paula A. Ospina1, 1Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 2Cornell University, Cobleskill, New York, USA
  7. Monitoring Udder Health on Routinely Collected Census Data: Evaluating the Effects of Changing Antimicrobial Policy
    Christian G. Scherpenzeel1, Kristel W. van den Heuvel-van den Broek1, Inge M. Santman-Berends1, and Gerdien van Schaik1,2, 1GD Animal Health, the Netherlands, 2Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Netherlands
  8. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in German Dairy Herds
    Arne Schnitt, Tobias Lienen, Heidi Wichmann-Schauer, and Bernd A. Tenhagen, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany
  9. An Observational Transversal Study on the Prevalence of Staphylococcal Intramammary Infections After Calving in Primiparous vs. Multiparous Cows Milked Using an Automatic Milking System
    Daryna Kurban1,2, Eliane Bolduc1, Jean-Philippe Roy1,2, Trevor DeVries2,3, Rachel Gervais5, Pamela Adkins6, John R. Middleton6, Greg Keefe2,4, Ariane France2,3, and Simon Dufour1,2, 1Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, 2Mastitis Network, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, 3University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 4University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 5Université Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada, 6University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
  10. Comparison of Two Techniques for Collecting Milk Samples to Diagnose Intramammary Infection in Dairy Cattle
    Shannon R. Ankney, Luis A. Rivero, Monica C. Witzke, Allison C. Naclerio, Pamela R.F. Adkins, and John R. Middleton, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
  11. Randomized Controlled Equivalence Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of Two Commercial Internal Teat Sealants in Dairy Cows
    Sam M. Rowe1, Sandra. M. Godden1, Daryl V. Nydam2, Alfonso Lago3, Amy K. Vasquez2, Erin Royster1, and Jenny Timmerman1, 1University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 3DairyExperts, Tulare, California, USA
  12. Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Nutritional Supplement in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Selective Dry Cow Therapy
  13. Case Report: Quarter Pathogen Distribution, Linear Scores, and Milk Production at Dry-off After Application of a Selective Dry Cow Therapy Algorithm
    Amy K. Vasquez1, Daryl V. Nydam1, Mark J. Thomas2, and Mario López Benavides3, 1Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 2Dairy Health Management Services, Lowville, New York, USA, 3DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  14. Udder Health during Transition Period in Primiparous and Multiparous Cows in Uruguay
    Felipe Peña Mosca and Elena de Torres Tajes, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
  15. Evaluation of Milking System Performance with Comparison of Parlor Types and Manufacturer in Japanese Dairy Farms
    Masafumi Enokidani, Hokkaido Dairy Management Services, Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan
  16. Teat and Liner Interaction Demonstrated by High-speed Video
    Paul D. Thompson1, Alen Dzidic2, Graeme A. Mein3, John F. Penry4, Scott A. Sanford1, Alexander A. Squitieri4, and Douglas J. Reinemann1, 1University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 2University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, 3Retired, Werribee, Victoria, Australia,4Dairy Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  17. Using Milk Diversion in Automatic Milking Systems to Estimate Incidence of Mastitis in the Absence of Treatment Records
    John Bonestroo1,2,3, Ilka Klaas1, Mariska van der Voort2, Nils Fall3, Henk Hogeveen2, and Ulf Emanuelson3, 1DeLaval International AB, Tumba, Botkyrka, Sweden, 2Wageningen University, Wageningen, Gelderland, The Netherlands,3Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden
  18. Case Report: The Influence of a Multi-sided Concave Liner on Teat End Condition and Milking Performance in a High-intensity Dairy
    Julie Geldhof1, Nils Älveby2, Lynda McDonald2, and Ahmed Sayed3, 1DeLaval N.V., Drongen, Belgium, 2DeLaval International AB, Tumba, Sweden, 3DeLaval, Cairo, Egypt
  19. Teat Spraying Success with Automatic Systems
    López-Benavides1, M. Gentilini2, E. Depreester3, J. Geldhof31, C. Horton2, and N. Thulstrup4, 1DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 2DeLaval, Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA, 3DeLaval N.V., Drongen, Belgium, 4DeLaval International, Tumba, Sweden
  20. Effect of Simulated Quarter and Udder Removal Settings on Strip Milk and Milking Time
    Pablo Silva Boloña1,2, Douglas J. Reinemann2, and John Upton1, 1Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland, 2University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA 
  21. Reducing Bimodality by Optimizing Treatment Time in AMS
    Heleen ten Have1, Tomáš Fryda2, Jakub Švehla2, Rik Steenbergen1, Anneke Gouw3, and Paul Peetz4, 1Lely Industries N.V., Maassluis, the Netherlands, 2Datamole, Praha, Czech Republic, 3Lely International N.V., Maassluis, the Netherlands, <4
  22. Exploring the Limits of Box-style AMS Milking Efficiency
    Douglas J. Reinemann1,Maddalena Zucali2, Virginia Inzaghi2, Paul D. Thompson1, John F. Penry3, Pablo Silva-Boloña4, and John Upton<4, 1University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 2University of Milan, Milan, Italy, 3Dairy Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,4Animal and Grassland Research Centre, Teagasc Moorepark, Ireland
  23. Evaluation of Teat Cup Disinfection with Hot Water in a Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis Model
    Annet G.J. Velthuis, Eric J.E. van der Meulen, Ynte H. Schukken, Erik van Engelen, and Theo J.G.M. Lam, Royal GD, Deventer, the Netherlands
  24. Reduced Labor Costs when Using a Flow-controlled Vacuum in Rotary Milking Parlors
    Bart H.P. van den Borne1, Carl Oskar Paulrud2, Douglas J. Reinemann3, and H. Hogeveen1, 1Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2DeLaval International, Tumba, Sweden, 3University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA
  25. Effects of Flow-controlled Vacuum on Milking Speed
    Douglas J. Reinemann1, Carl Oskar Palrud2, and Martin Wiedemann2, 1University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 2DeLaval International, Tumba Sweden
  26. Validation of an Escherichia coli Mastitis Model
    Annet G.J. Velthuis, Erik van Engelen, and Ynte H. Schukken, Royal GD, Deventer, the Netherlands
  27. Characterization of Mammary Pathogenic E. coli and S. aureus and their Interaction with Commensal Bacteria in Bovine Udder
    Dongyun Jung1, Soyoun Park1, Daryna Kurban2, Simon Dufour2, and Jennifer Ronholm1. 1McGill University, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada, 2Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
  28. Molecular Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus Strains Isolated from Bovine Subclinical and Clinical Mastitis in Italy
    Valentina Monistero1, Paola Cremonesi2, Bianca Castiglioni2, Renata Piccinini1, and Paolo Moroni1,3, 1University of Milan, Milan, Italy, 2Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology – National Research Council, Lodi, Italy, 3Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  29. Interaction between Bovine-Related Non-aureus Staphylococci and Staphylococcus aureus
    Bruno T. Silva1, Fernando N. Souza2, Anneleen De Visscher3, and Sarne De Vliegher3, 1Ghent University, Merelbeke, East Flanders, Belgium, 2University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 3Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), Melle, East Flanders, Belgium
  30. Why Species Matter? Dramatic Revelations in Mycoplasma Mastitis Management with Molecular Diagnostics
    Allan M. Britten, Eric D. Tretter, and Justine E. Britten, Udder Health Systems, Meridian, Idaho, USA
  31. Identification of Enterococcus spp. Isolated from Milk Samples of Clinical Mastitis
    Felipe F. Guimarães1, Gustavo N. Moraes1, Sâmea F. Joaquim1,Simony T. Guerra1, Felipe M. Dalanezi1, Bruna C. Lopes1, José C.F. Pantoja1, Marcio G. Ribeiro1, Rodrigo T. Hernandes1, Vera L.M. Rall1, Marcos, V. Santos2, and Hélio Langoni1, 1São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil, 2University of São Paulo, Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil 
  32. Crime Scene Investigation of Bovine Coagulase Negative Staphylococci by Mass Spectrometry
    Bettina Nonnemann, Mille A. Rasmussen, Karina E. Kristensen, and Lærke B. Astrup, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark 
  33. Differentiation of Species of Mycoplasma spp. Isolated from Clinical Cases of Bovine Mastitis and Bulk Tank Milk: Preliminary Results
    Bruna C. Lopes, Sâmea F. Joaquim, Simony T. Guerra, Felipe F. Guimarães, Felipe M. Dalanezi, Marcio G. Ribeiro, and Helio Langoni, São Paulo State University – UNESP, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil 
  34. Benefits of Differential Somatic Cell Count as an Indicator of Mastitis
    Maya Gussmann1, Carsten Kirkeby1, Michael Farre2, and Tariq Halasa1, 1University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark, <2SEGES, Aarhus, Denmark
  35. Evaluating SCC and DSCC as Indicators for Intramammary Infections in Dairy Cattle
    Carsten Kirkeby1, Michael Farre3, and Tariq Halasa1, 1University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark, 2SEGES, Aarhus, Denmark
  36. Assessment of Teat Cleanliness Using an ATP-measuring Swab Method
    Mario López-Benavides1, Elke Depreester2,Yoji Inui3, and Kie Yamada3, 1DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 2DeLaval N.V., Drongen, Belgium, 3Tokuyama Corporation, Tsukuba, Japan
  37. In Vitro Susceptibility of Different Antibiotics Against Clinical Bovine Mastitis Pathogens in Germany
    Luis Leon1, Christian Fidelak2, Thomas Breuer1, and Hans-Georg Schön3, 1Zoetis Germany, Berlin, Germany, 2bovicare GmbH, Potsdam, Germany, 3University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany 
  38. Effect of Intramammary Infection on Colostrum Antibody Concentrations
    Kellie M. Enger, Nicole R. Hardy, and Benjamin D. Enger, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio, USA
  39. Duration of Subclinical Mastitis Prior to Occurrence of Non-severe Clinical Mastitis – Results of a Preliminary Analysis
    Quinn K. Kolar1, Sandra M. Godden2, and Pamela L. Ruegg1, 1Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Michigan, USA, 2University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
  40. Molecular Typing and Toxins Characterization of Streptococcus uberis Strains Isolated from Bovine Subclinical Mastitis
    Valentina Monistero1, Paola Cremonesi22, Stefano Morandi3, and Paolo Moroni1,4, 1University of Milan, Milan, Italy. 2Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology – National Research Council, Lodi, Italy, 3Institute of Sciences of Food Production – National Research Council, Milan, Italy, 4Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  41. Virulence Factors and Antibiotic Resistance among Escherichia coli Isolates from Danish Dairy Cattle with Clinical Mastitis
    Desiree C.K. Lassen1, Chaza N. Chehabi1, Michael Farre2, and Lærke B. Astrup1, 1Centre for Diagnostics, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, 2SEGES, Aarhus, Denmark 
  42. Microbiome and Resistome Characterization of Colostrum from Selectively Treated Dry Cows on a New York Dairy Farm
    Amy Vasquez1, Daryl Nydam1, Carla Foditsch1, Lorin Warnick1, Paul Morley2, and Enrique Doster3, 1Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 2Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, 3Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
  43. Validating Changes in Expression of Candidate Regulatory Genes for Mastitis ControlHannah Malcomson and Gina M. Pighetti, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  44. Feed Restriction and Heat Stress Alters the Fecal Microbiome
    Monica C. Witzke, Ricardo O. Rodrigues, Erin M. Shangraw, Aaron C. Ericsson, Thomas B. McFadden, and Pamela R.F. Adkins, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
  45. Distribution of Antimicrobial Usage for Mastitis Using Two Metrics
    Juliana Leite de Campos1, Andrew Steinberger², Ajay Sethi2, Ashley Kates2, Garret Suen2, John Shutske2, Nasia Safdar2, Tony Goldberg2, and Pamela L. Ruegg1, 1Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Michigan, USA, 2University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  46. Correcting Procedural Drift via Microbiological Bulk Tank Milk Monitoring
    Natasha S. Maguire, Farm Medix Ltd., Hamilton, New Zealand
  47. Lean in Agriculture has a Large Financial Impact and Motivates Employees
    Vibeke Fladkjaer Nielsen, Landbrug & Fødevarer F.m.b.A., SEGES, Denmark, Unsecured loans4u, UK
  48. Iodine Complexors and Their Effect on Teat Health
    Bofeng Sima1, Mark Henderson1, and Mario Lopez Benavides2, 1DeLaval Tianjin Co. Ltd., Tianjin, China, 2DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  49. Biofilm Formation on Silicone, Stainless Steel and Polystyrene of Escherichia coli Isolated from Bulk Tank Milk: Preliminary Results
    Sâmea F. Joaquim, Simony T. Guerra, Felipe F. Guimarães, Felipe M. Dalanezi, Bruna C. Lopes, Simone B. Lucheis, Gustavo N. Moraes, Marcio G. Ribeiro, José C.F. Pantoja, Rodrigo T. Hernandes, Vera L.M. Rall, Domingos S. Leite, and Helio Langoni, São Paulo State University – UNESP, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil 
  50. Case Report: An Epidemiological Investigation of a Clinical Mastitis Outbreak in a Commercial Jersey Dairy in the Central Valley of California
    Daniela Bruno, University of California Cooperative Extension, Fresno, California, USA
  51. Risk Factors, Incidence, and Cure Risks of Subclinical Mastitis Around the Dry Period in California Herds
    Fernanda C. Ferreira1, Bart van den Borne2, and Henk Hogeveen2, 1University of California, Davis, California, USA, 2Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  52. Assessing Risk Factors for Repeat Clinical Mastitis Events Within One Month in Eight New York Dairy Farms
    Sietske Ruijgh1, Valeria M. Alanis2, Amy K. Vasquez2, Daryl V. Nydam2, and Paula A. Ospina2, 1Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  53. Teat End Condition Scores in a Spring Calving Herd
    Mario Lopez Benavides1, Cathy Yanez2, Yvette MacPherson2>, Ali Karkaba2, and Scott McDougall2, 1DeLaval Manufacturing, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 2Cognosco, Anexa FVC, Morrinsville, New Zealand
  54. The Relationship between Fly Load and Somatic Cell Count on Organic Dairy Herds
    Emily K. Luc, 1Eric Psota, 2Liesel G. Schneider,1Rebecca T. Trout Fryxell,and Gina M. Pighetti1, 1University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 2University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  55. Prevalence of Intramammary Infection among Small Ruminants on St. Kitts and the Appalachia
    Jerry R. Roberson, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, USA