Milk culture results from individual fresh cows help you gauge the well-being of your cows before and after they freshen. Here are three reasons why Bradley Mills, veterinarian with Pfizer Animal Health, recommends culturing be done on all fresh cows:
It helps you evaluate the success of your dry-cow therapy program.
It helps you assess the udder-health management and hygiene of dry cows.
It screens fresh cows and heifers for contagious pathogens.