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, lead by Prof Päivi Rajala-Schultz at University of Helsinki, joined forces in 2018 to enhance their collaboration and to build an active network to tackle the challenges of mastitis together. This effort was supported by NKJ (Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research) networking funds. A long-term goal of this collaboration is to support and enhance competitiveness and profitability of Nordic dairy production through science-based knowledge and advice to the dairy sector.
The first Nordic Mastitis Researchers seminar was held in Uppsala in 2018, the second in Finland in 2019 and the third as a webinar organized from Oslo in 2021. The purpose of these seminars/webinars was to share information about on-going udder health projects and discuss various topics related to udder health in Nordic countries.
To continue these successful meetings and discussions, the 4th Nordic mastitis researchers’ seminar will be held in Denmark in June 1-2, 2022. Based on the aims of the latest NKJ project, this seminar will focus on antimicrobial resistance of mastitis-associated pathogens. The program will also include presentations given by the participants about their ongoing research on any mastitis-related topic. Priority will be given to presentations by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.
Please, make plans to join your Nordic colleagues for an informative meeting with active discussions in beautiful Copenhagen. It will, however, be possible to attend also online.
Wednesday, June 1 (lunch served at 12.00)
Thursday, June 2
There is no registration fee for mastitis researchers and advisers from farmer organizations in the Nordic countries actively working on udder health issues (thanks to the NKJ-networking grant), but registration is required. Registration includes lunch and coffee on both days and the dinner on Wednesday evening.
Please register here at the latest by 22.4.2022.
The seminar will take place at the Frederiksberg Campus of the University of Copenhagen, at Thorvaldsensvej, 1870 Frederiksberg (Room A 2-70.01) in the middle of Copenhagen. It is about a ½ hour walk from the Copenhagen Central Station. You can also take the metro to Frederiksberg station and walk about 5 minutes to the venue. The closest S-train station is Vesterport, from where there is about a 20-min stroll down the fashionable Gammel Kongevej.
From the airport, it is, of course, possible to go by taxi, but it is probably easier, faster and certainly cheaper to use the metro. In the airport, the access to the metro is from Terminal 3 (the terminal where you arrive). You find the metro station upstairs opposite to the arrival gate. The ticket machines are available to the right in Terminal 3. The metro station closest to the conference room (which is situated at the Frederiksberg campus) is Frederiksberg. It is 3 ticket zones from the airport. The station is only few minutes walk from the venue.
The seminar will be organized as a hybrid meeting, so it will also be possible to attend online, in case you cannot make it to Copenhagen in person.
Several hotels are available in the Frederiksberg area.
The cheapest (but still fully equipped) hotels in Copenhagen belong to CABINN. They have two hotels within walking distance from our department:
Also Scandic has a hotel very close to the venue.
Volker Krömker, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Päivi Rajala-Schultz, University of Helsinki, Finland
Karin Persson Waller, National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden
Ingrid Hunter Holmøy, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway