Subclinical Mastitis

Success stories about Mastitis: Changing the paradigm at Portuguese farms

By | Clinical Mastitis, Field experiences on dairy farms, Prevention, Subclinical Mastitis | No Comments

During our trip around the world looking for real experiences with bovine mastitis and with the people involved in the fight against this disease, we arrive to Portugal. There, we speak with Adelaide Pereira, João Pacheco and João Sousa, 3 local vets from SEGALAB who explain us the problems they face in their daily work and which solutions help them to improve the situation on the farms.

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Managing your Mastitis Index: The role of NAS’s infections

Managing your Mastitis Index: The role of Non-aureus Staphylococci

By | Environmental mastitis, Milking Parlour, Prevention, Subclinical Mastitis | No Comments

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…

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SCC on individual cows: A great tool to manage mastitis in your herds

By | Contagious Mastitis, Subclinical Mastitis | No Comments

In previous posts, we talked about the benefits of using Somatic Cell Count tests in milk (SCCs) instead of using other tests such as the California Mastitis ones (CMTs). But exactly what kind of information do these tests provide us about the infection dynamics? And how exactly can this help you to monitor mastitis in dairy cows? Here are all the answers!

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SCC is not a static snapshot: How do your farms behave?

By | Contagious Mastitis, Subclinical Mastitis | No Comments

Most dairy vets need to deal with their clients’ milk tests going on for months. Processing such an enormous amount of data can be confusing. In this post you’ll find some basic guidelines to help you evaluate the infection dynamics on your clients’ farms and assess and monitor the risk of mastitis in cattle based on the Somatic Cell Count.

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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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