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8 Steps to Controlling Mastitis in Summer Farming Note

Each year as the weather gets warmer, somatic cell counts increase, making mastitis in summer an area for focus. Some pasture conditions can lead to high levels of exposure to environmental pathogens and suitable parlour routines are essential to maintain udder health. This Farming Note considers the preventative methods which can be carried out to reduce levels of mastitis in your herd in the summer months.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Which pathogens are responsible and where they come from
  • Weather and environmental conditions that increase risk
  • An 8-point plan to taking control of cell counts in summer

Issued May 2013.

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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