Counseling and training

The M-team offers several field services to farmers and veterinarians. They advise farmers from the ambulatory clinics on how to improve udder health and milk quality and perform farm visits in Belgium on request. Together with the herd manager and his veterinarian, a farm survey is carried out and suitable solutions for the udder health problems are sought; an extensive report is provided as well. The emphasis is on practical advices and a continued close cooperation between the farmer and his veterinarian. The M-team members also give lectures and training to veterinarians, dairy farmers and their advisors on the basic principles of mastitis prevention and control, the economic profit of good udder health, and the impact of a poor udder health on the pleasure that the farmer finds in his work.