n The Dairy Mail - Keep somatic cell counts in check - : processing

Volume 14, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


Dairy cows face continual exposure to bacteria capable of causing many diseases including mastitis. A key element of mastitis control involves bacteria control. This includes maintaining a clean environment to limit exposure to environmental pathogens, minimising cow-to-cow transfer of contagious mastitis organisms at milking time and keeping cows healthy so they can effectively fight off challenges which occur. There are practical limits in minimising exposure to bacteria and inevitably cows face challenges.

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