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Milk ejection occurs when the myoepithelial cells that surround the mammary alveoli contract and milk is transported through the milk ducts into the cisternal compartment. However, when oxytocin is not available to the myoepithelial cells, milk flow is disturbed, resulting in delayed milk ejection (DME) or bimodality.

A recent study from Michigan State University evaluated herd-level variables associated with DME. The researchers visited 64 Michigan dairy herds and conducted a milk quality evaluation focused on five pillars: milking behaviors and proficiency, milking systems, cow environment, monitoring and therapy of infected cows, and management.

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