3 research themes

From science to farm, the Network provides innovative science-based solutions according to Canadian dairy producers’ priorities and the challenges they face.


Increase cows capacity to resist and destroy invading pathogens.

Aim to improve resistance through management, genetic selection, and enhancement of the immune system.

• Vaccine development
• New alternatives for modifying the immune response
• Selective treatment strategies

New alternatives to modify the immune response.

Vaccine development.

Selective treatment strategies

Prevention of infection at drying-off
by stimulation of mammary gland


Demystify pathogens to implement the best curative and preventive practices against mastitis and develop technologies to control the disease.

• Characterization of pathogen virulence
• Validation of diagnostic methods
• Innovative treatments

Pathogen virulence characterization.

Diagnostic method validation

Innovative treatment development


Enhance the ability of dairy producers and their veterinarians to implement the most appropriate strategies and take the best decisions to fight against intramammary infections.

• Optimization of housing systems
• Measures of economic and sociological impact of mastitis

Housing system optimization.

Mesure of economic and sociologic impacts of mastitis.

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Mastitis Pathogen Culture Collection

A collection of 16,000 microbial isolates