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Controlling Mastitis Farming Note

At an average cost of £220 per case and accounting for 11% of cows being culled, mastitis is a significant cost to the dairy industry and a major challenge to farm profitability. A better understanding of the key mastitis causing pathogens, how they are spread and the best treatment protocols is critical to controlling mastitis and improving cure rates and cow health.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Types of mastitis
  • Using records and testing
  • Infections throughout the lactation
  • Preventative measures

Issued November 2009.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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