Management of the dry cow to prevent mastitis

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Mastitis prevention has always been important on dairy farms. However, the dry period has sometimes been overlooked as a time to prevent mastitis from occurring.

An article in the August 2012 Kentucky Dairy Notes looks at management practices that can be implemented to prevent new infections during the dry period, including:

  • Antibiotic dry cow therapy
  • Teat sealants
  • Environmental management
  • Vaccination-J5 core antigen vaccines

Veterinarian Michelle Arnold explains more here.

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Tauseef Ahmad Malik    
North India  |  August, 15, 2012 at 04:45 AM

can anyone tell me what are the most recent topics of research in bovine mastitis that can be worked on. what is the current status of research in this field. plizzzzz.....thanks

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