n The Dairy Mail - Udder health (Part 3) : how to prevent new STA-infections : technology

Volume 15, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


Maintaining a herd that is free of (STA), is possible but difficult, and STA may reappear even in a closed herd. STA is a very contagious organism, transmitted from infected quarters to uninfected quarters mainly during milking. It colonises in the teat canal and the teat skin, from where it can contaminate the teat liners, milk, cloths and hands of milkers.

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