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!
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.
In this post we’ll talk about the importance of cleaning and disinfecting the udder before connecting the milking cluster to the animal. Do you know how important this is? This simple step plays a key role in prevention of mastitis in dairy cattle.
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.
An efficient milking routine should not only focus on reducing the total milking time, but also on producing high quality milk, and this involves reducing the risk of bovine mastitis.
Pay attention to Andrew Biggs’s advices about controlling the most frustrating bovine mastitis, all summarized in 5 simple steps. Mr. Biggs also shares with us here his perspective of the future in Strep. uberis mastitis control.
We’ve seen in previous post how the different tests to check vacuum can help you to prevent mastitis in dairy cows. However, before moving forward to other topics we will give you the few numbers to keep in mind in order to know if the test results are appropriate!
When it comes to bovine mastitis, the teat end acts as a “main-door” barrier that protects dairy farms from those pathogens causing bovine mastitis. Learn here how to evaluate the state of the primary protection against teat pathogens.
Checking your milking machine is crucial to prevent mastitis in cattle. Find here a few simple tips to check your vacuum and prevent mastitis in cattle infections: the West Test, Pulsation Rate vs Ratio, etc. A correct maintenance of the milking machine will achieve a gentle milking of your dairy cows.
With the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Congress in Milan just around the corner, we wanted to take the opportunity to discuss with Paolo Moroni about the hot topics of the Congress and hearing his point of view regarding the control of those environmental pathogens which cause mastitis in cattle.