Contents tagged with Mastitis Control Plan

17 June 2021

Find out more about the project to develop a Mastitis Pattern Analysis Tool

18 February 2021

In addition to minimising the challenge of infection from the environment, improving the cow’s natural defences will play a part in mastitis control.

18 February 2021

Environmental mastitis is usually the result of infections picked up outside the milking parlour, but infections can be spread during milking.

18 February 2021

Good stockmanship is key to moving cows quickly and quietly around the farm. It is also key to reducing and controlling environmental mastitis.

18 February 2021

Good stockmanship to move cows around the farm as well as cow handling in the parlour are essential to ensure environmental bacteria do not enter the udder via the teat canal.

18 February 2021

Time at pasture poses a considerable risk for clinical mastitis and increased somatic cell counts for many dairy herds, due to exposure to different bacterial pathogens and variable environmental conditions. Our top tips will help you manage the risk of mastitis in the contamination hotspots.

8 June 2021

The risk of mastitis infections from the environment in lactation is higher in loose yards than when cows are housed in cubicles. To control environmental sources of mastitis, it is important to maintain low levels of bacteria near the teats and teat ends.

19 February 2021

Well-managed cubicles give a lower incidence of mastitis infections in lactation compared with loose yard systems, in general, but cubicles must be appropriate to the size of the cows in the herd.

8 June 2021

When cows lie down, teats and teat ends will come into close contact with the bacteria in the bedding. Our top tips for bedding compare the different bedding types and advise how best to store them.

18 February 2021

The best way to control environmental mastitis is to minimise the number of bacteria that can cause mastitis at the teat end. It is important to keep cows clean and dry because infection can happen at any time between and during milkings.

16 June 2021

Environmental mastitis is by far the most common type of mastitis in the UK herd.

12 January 2021

By putting a Mastitis Control Plan in place, farmer Chris Mossman has seen cases of mastitis fall drastically in his herd at Nantybach Farm.

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