The dairy industry, as one of the emerging industries in China, is one of the most dynamic and promising in the field of animal production. In recent years, it has received more and more attention from both the government and industry insiders. Great achievements have occurred. For example, China now has the world’s largest ranches, with the most modern genetics and more than 14 million dairy cows. Furthermore, the consumption of milk in China has reached almost 50 million metric tons, which makes China the third largest dairy consumption country in the world.
Mastitis is one of the most common diseases, which may cause serious harm to dairy cows, including decreasing milk yield and milk quality. How to prevent/control mastitis is one of the largest issues in the whole dairy industry internationally.
The 3rd International Dairy Cattle Disease Conference & NMC Regional Meeting is a not-for-profit professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC now has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world. To enhance the international exchange of information relating to mastitis control and milk quality, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) decided to organize the first Bovine Mastitis Conference and NMC Regional Seminars in China, aiming to provide a platform for case study, experience sharing and new research release.