Milking routine 2: Milking and post-milking disinfection

MIlking routine
It is ideal to work with milking machines that are as effective as possible, and extract the maximum amount of milk in the shortest amount of time possible (high milk flows per minute). The teat cups should be placed on the teats when these are completely stimulated (to shorten the milking time), avoiding air leakage that may cause vacuum fluctuations and milk reflux. It is also important to correctly align the milking unit with the cow and ensure the tubes are not twisted. The milker should watch the process carefully and not perform any other tasks, such as feeding (which is very common).

Udder anatomy

Understanding udder anatomy is essential for a thorough knowledge of the lactation process.

"Contagious" mastitis pathogens

Causative agents of contagious masitis

The following bacteria are traditionally classified as "contagious" pathogens in mastitis:

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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