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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Health - Mastitis

Post Milking Teat Dips & Barriers Farming Note

Post Milking Teat Dips & Barriers Farming Note

Post milking teat disinfection acts as a means of preventing infection and improving cows teat condition. Both are critical to the economic success of your business, espe...

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Reducing Mastitis in the Dry Period Farming Note

Reducing Mastitis in the Dry Period Farming Note

Each new case of mastitis costs around £276. Many of these cases appear in early lactation, with up to 50% attributed to management in the dry period. Subclinical mastit...

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Reducing Mastitis Pressure in Buildings

Reducing Mastitis Pressure in Buildings

Environmental mastitis pathogens are naturally present in the housed environment, but problems occur when the pathogen pressure becomes too high. This Farming Note cov...

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Selecting Teat Dips

Selecting Teat Dips

With the latest Kingshay Dairy Focus Report putting the cost of mastitis at £290 per case, anything that can be done to prevent infection on farm is a must. Teat disinfe...

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Selective Antibiotic Use

Selective Antibiotic Use

There is increasing pressure on producers to use veterinary medicines more sparingly, in particular, antibiotics. Many assurance schemes are striving to prove agriculture...

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Summer Mastitis

Summer Mastitis

Summer mastitis poses a continued and significant risk to dry cows and maiden heifers in the warmer months of July to September and has even been identified in bull calve...

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Teat Condition

Teat Condition

Maintaining good teat condition is a crucial line of defence against mastitis, as opportunistic pathogenic infection via the teat canal is one of the most common causes. ...

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