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Clinical Mastitis

Somatic Cell Count & Clinical Mastitis in dairy cows

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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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Environmental control (III): Organic bedding materials and its effects on Mastitis in cattle

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In previous posts we reviewed the inorganic bedding materials and its role in mastitis in cattle. Today we will review the most important organic bedding materials such as straw, sawdust, wood shavings and recycled manure solids. We will also give you some take-home messages regarding bedding and its effect on bovine mastitis.

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Environmental control (II): Bedding materials and its effect on mastitis in dairy cows

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When it comes preventing mastitis in dairy cows, it is very important to work with a holistic mastitis control plan. Bedding materials can be divided in two groups. Inorganic or organic. Inorganic materials are sand, lime, calcium carbonate; and organic materials are straw, sawdust, compost etc. Let’s talk about the main benefits of using one or another for preventing mastitis in dairy cows.

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