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Setting up an effective farm treatment plan for mastitis

For farmers and farm workers treatment plans provide guidance for the right approach to sick cows, for example how to deal with a cow with clinical mastitis. They also reduce the risk of giving the wrong treatment or the wrong dosage – or treating when it is not necessary. When farmers know exactly what to… Continue reading Setting up an effective farm treatment plan for mastitis

Successful milking: excellent milking procedures

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Milking is an art – but one that can be learned. Every milker should know what to do and when. Each cow should be milked in exactly the same manner, regardless of who is in the parlour that day. Good milking procedures will help keep the number of mastitis cases under control and will limit… Continue reading Successful milking: excellent milking procedures

Successful milking: clean and comfortable cows

The aim of milking is: ‘to collect excellent quality milk as a safe nutritional product for humans, and to keep each cow and her udder healthy and comfortable’. The three pillars of successful milking are: – clean and comfortable cows – excellent milking routines – milking equipment in first-rate working order Comfortable cows give more… Continue reading Successful milking: clean and comfortable cows

The five-point plan for mastitis control

This five-point plan will guide you in your approach to tackling mastitis in a methodical way. It was developed by an international team of udder health specialists, veterinary practitioners, dairy farmers, and experts on communication and human behaviour. The five focus areas are – in no particular order – infection pressure, resistance, milking, treatment and… Continue reading The five-point plan for mastitis control

Five things your farmers should know about mastitis

This is the first of a series of blogs on udder health. This blog serves as an introduction, later blogs will cover practical information and solutions that you as a vet can provide to your dairy farmers. As an introduction, here are five important points they should understand.

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