Seminar on Nordic Mastitis Research

NKJ-network: Healthy Udders for Sustainable Milk Production


Seminar on Nordic Mastitis Research – ongoing projects and future needs in Uppsala, Sweden
September 12-13, 2018

Mastitis continues to be the most common and costly disease of dairy cows and it is the predominant reason for antibiotic usage in dairy herds. It has a negative impact on milk production and quality, animal welfare and farm economics; overall, healthy animals are more efficient milk producers.

The Nordic researchers working on bovine mastitis and udder health are enhancing their collaboration and building an active network, supported by NKJ (Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research) networking funds to tackle the challenges of mastitis together.  A long-term goal of such collaboration is to support and enhance competitiveness and profitability of Nordic dairy production through science-based knowledge and advice to the dairy sector.

Join us for a scientific session and share results from your own research or just come to hear about udder health related research that is going on in the Nordic countries. Also, take part in a brainstorming session on research needs in the field of udder health in the Nordic countries.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  • 11.00 – 17.00 hrs
  • Social Dinner 18.00 hrs

Thursday, September 13, 2018

  • 8.30 – 14.00 hrs

Registration deadline June 30, 2018

There is no registration fee for the seminar (thanks to the NKJ-networking grant!), but registration is required. Registration includes lunch on both days and the dinner on Wednesday evening.

PhD students working on mastitis/udder health in one of the Nordic countries can apply for travel support (up to 300-500 €) to attend the meeting (see registration form). Depending on the number of graduate student applications for the travel grant, support for post docs may be also be available.

Link to the registration form

Practical information about the venue for the seminar

SVA is situated in the area of Ultuna approximately 5 km south of central Uppsala. How to get to SVA:

From central Uppsala:

  • Bus no 4 from Uppsala central station to the bus stop “SVA” (approximately 15-20 min)
  • Walk 5 km south along the river Fyris (approximately 5 km)

From Arlanda airport:

  • train to Uppsala central station with SJ or SL, Storstockholms lokaltrafik and then bus 4 (see above) to SVA
  • bus 801 to Uppsala central station and then bus 4 (see above) to SVA
  • taxi directly to SVA (see address above) – you can pre-book taxi pick-up at the terminal e.g. with Uppsala Taxi +46 (0)18 100 000

Practical information about accommodation in Uppsala

We suggest that you use one of the two hotels listed below. Both hotels are situated in the city centre close to the railway station and to bus 4.
At each hotel, we have made preliminary bookings for a limited number of single rooms at a discounted price. To get the discount you must give the code (see below) when making your booking. The rooms must be booked at the latest 4 weeks before the seminar.