Risicofactoren voor uiergezondheid op bedrijven die melken met een automatisch melksysteem: De relatie tussen uiergezondheid en het management omtrent de detectie van mastitis
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Milk quality seems to be under pressure at farms milking with an automatic milking system (AMS). The influence of the AMS on udder healthiness on long term is quite unknown. It is still unclear what the risk factors are. This research traineeship is a part of the function-orientated phase of the Veterinary Science education. This research traineeship is a part of the research project of the Animal Science Group and the Faculty for Veterinary Medicine. The objective of this study is to improve the knowledge on risk factors for udder health when milking with an AMS. The main goal of this research traineeship is to consider a relationship between udder healthiness and the management of the detection of mastitis on 52 farms. The results of this study are that there is a negative correlation between a subjective score based on 5 points and the bulk milk somatic cell count (BMSCC).