When most veterinarians receive the culture results of their milk samples, they often see that NAS’s result (Non-aureus Staphylococci) has come back positive. They tend to dismiss this positive result as something normal, but maybe they take it too lightly… The more we know about this family, the more confident we will be when it comes to interpreting results of our samples and being able to decide whether the consequences of an infection with this family of bacteria is a risk we want to take…
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.
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.
Milking machines play a very important role in prevention of contagious mastitis in dairy cows. Find here a few simple tips for a correct maintenance of your milking parlour which can help you to reduce mastitis in dairy cows.