Guest lecture of Dr. Michael Kitching “PROMAST, a probiotic formulation for mastitis, reveals comparable efficacy to antibiotic treatment”
Please be kindly invited to the guest lecture of Dr. Michael Kitching, Postdoctoral Researcher, Water Institute, School of Chemistry, Dublin City University, Ireland
Topic: PROMAST, a probiotic formulation for mastitis, reveals comparable efficacy to antibiotic treatment
Bovine mastitis is a significant concern in the dairy industry resulting in substantial losses in milk production and revenue. Currently, the treatment of choice for bovine mastitis involves the use of commercial therapeutic antibiotic formulations. Such antibiotics are regularly administered in more than one dose resulting in the withholding of milk for processing for a number of days. In a field trial, intramammary infusion of the probiotic L. lactis DPC3147(‘PROMAST’) exhibited comparable efficacy to a commercial antibiotic when used to treat mastitic cows (cure rate 47% vs 50% respectively). The relative ease and cost-effective nature of producing this PROMAST formulation, in addition to that PROMAST could be a viable alternative therapeutic option for bovine mastitis.
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Date: May 3rd, 2019
Time: 3 p.m
Venue: 3E.224 (School of Engineering building)