Mastitis workshop coming to Pennsylvania

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GREENSBURG, Pa. — The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will offer a one-day interactive mastitis workshop Jan. 27, at the Penn State Extension office in Westmoreland County, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

“Understanding Mastitis Control from the Inside Out,” is designed to give attendees a firsthand view of the effects of mastitis on milk production by dissecting an udder to view important structures and how they relate to mastitis control and infection.

Producers, managers, farm employees and industry representatives will learn about useful tools for managing mastitis with emphasis on specific mastitis-causing bacteria and preventive practices.

An extension veterinarian will discuss the role of nutrition in fighting mastitis. Cost is $40 and registration deadline is Jan. 20. Featured speakers will be Penn State Extension veterinarians.

The Westmoreland County Extension office is located at 214 Donohoe Road, Suite E, Greensburg, Pa.

To register visit www.extension.psu.edu/mastitis-management. A second date will be offered in Franklin County in the Spring. For more information, contact Amber Yutzy, anl113@psu.edu; Dr. Ginger Fenton, gdc3@psu.edu; or Greg Strait, gls10@psu.edu.

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