Risk of infection during the dry period

Mastitis pathogens

The majority of clinical mastitis cases soon after calving are due to infections acquired during the dry period, more specifically during the transition phase. The risk is not evenly distributed during the dry period. The bovine mammary gland becomes more susceptible to new infections at both the beginning and end of the dry period.

 

Most commonly used media to differentiate mastitis pathogens

There are several types of media used at the laboratory to discriminate the groups of causative agents of mastitis. Hereby will be described those media that are the most commonly used to this end.

The importance of sensitivity testing

Masitis sensitivity testing antimicrobials

​Successfully treating mastitis starts with an appropriate drug choice. Microbiological culturing and antibiotic susceptibility testing are still the most feasible options worldwide to determine which antimicrobial has the best chance for success.

 

 

The impact of pain due to mastitis

Pain due to mastitis in cows

For decades, the treatment of clinical mastitis was focused on resolving the clinical signs, so the cow can continue to be milked. With a growing unders­tanding of the biology and epidemio­logy of mastitis – as well as tightening market requirements for milk quality – bacteriological cure and a low cell count have become the main objectives of mastitis treatment.

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Milk Withdrawal Period Calculator

App that calculates the time of withdrawal of milk from a cow that has been treated with the product during the drying time. The calculator takes into account the exact moment the drying began until delivery. It calculates the time remaining to eliminate milked milk from birth and so respect the product legal withdrawal time (according to the product’s technical specifications sheet).

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