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California Mastitis Tests vs SCC: Benefits and limitations of each method

By | Prevention, Subclinical Mastitis | No Comments

Somatic Cell Count (SCC) and California Mastitis Tests (CMT) are two of the most widely used tools for controlling mastitis in cattle, as they help you to identify the infection status of a cow at an individual level. In this post we’ll carry out an in-depth analysis of these two methods, identifying the benefits and limitations of each method so you can decide which one suits you best!

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Controlling Mastitis in cattle with less antibiotics: Is it possible?

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Can we prevent, control and treat mastitis in cattle with less antibiotics? The answer is YES, as the Netherlands experience proves so! Check out this interview with Dr. Tine van Werven (Associate Professor of the Utrecht University and also a field practitioner) who explains us the progress she followed to adapt her farms to the new antibiotic-reduction legislation in dairy production that applies in her country and the tools she used to prevent mastitis in cattle.

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Somatic Cell Count & Clinical Mastitis in dairy cows

By | Clinical Mastitis, Milking Parlour, Prevention | No Comments

In many countries, performing individual checks of SCC (Somatic Cell Count) on each animal is mandatory, at least once a month. This checks are very useful, as they provide farmers and veterinarians working in milk quality with highly valuable information. How can you perform these tests and obtain this useful information for your client? It it is easy, we’ll give you all the details here!

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Dip-cups cleaned. Disinfectant may be inactivated and can transmit pathogens causing mastitis in dairy cows.

Milking routines & Mastitis in dairy cows: Every step counts!

By | Contagious Mastitis, Milking Parlour, Milking Routine, Prevention | No Comments

Do you know why proper drying of the teats is so important before the milking unit is attached? So that the milking unit does not slip off the teats! Following with previous posts about milking routines, now we’ll focus on reviewing the unit attachment and alignment. Discover here how to achieve a perfect drying of the teats and a proper attachment of the units, reducing the risk of contagious mastitis in your dairy cows.

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Efficient milking routines: how to minimise the risk of mastitis in dairy cows

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The milking routine has to be systematic, consistent and always the same in order to facilitate the work of the milkers and to achieve the maximum welfare of the animals, and minimise the risk of mastitis in dairy cows. In this post we will be talking about the sequence of one of the most important operations for the correct stimulation of the milk let-down.

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