“Mastitis: inflammation, dysbiosis or infection?” was the topic of the 4th Global Milk Quality Expert Forum, held on 11 and 12 January 2018 in Milano, Italy, and organised by animal health company Boehringer Ingelheim.
Chaired by Giacomo Tolasi, an independent veterinary consultant from Italy, the programme included presentations by Georgios Oikonomou (University of Liverpool, UK), Harro Timmerman (Boehringer Ingelheim) and Satu Pyörälä (University of Helsinki, Finland). Workshops held on the second day of the meeting allowed for an excellent interaction between participants and speakers. The forum was attended by a total of 11 milk quality experts from different countries.


Giacomo Tolasi, Italy (Chair)
Martin Pol, Argentina
Ian Hodge, New Zealand
Sarne de Vliegher, Belgium
Bill May, UK
Michael Farre, Denmakr
Olivier Salat, France
Oriol Franquesa, Spain
Volker Krömker, Germany
Tine van Werven, The Netherlands
Marcos Veiga, Brazil
Elke Abbeloos
(Boehringer Ingelheim)
Thomas Manske
(Boehringer Ingelheim)
Anne Charlotte Christensen
(Boehringer Ingelheim)