Over recent years at LLM we have seen some excellent reductions in the incidence of mastitis on farms, with many units achieving targets of <20 cases per 100 cows per year (half of the 40 cases/100 cows/year of 20 years ago!), whilst a few are managing single figure incidences. This […]
Summer mastitis usually occurs between July and September, affecting dry cows and maiden heifers. Trueperella pyogenes is the primary causative agent, but infections are often mixed. It is transmitted by biting flies so conditions that promote their existence are risk factors for disease – humid and damp weather, just what […]
With the days getting warmer and the shift to t-shirt weather underway, it seems a fitting time to talk about summer mastitis. Summer mastitis is defined as an intramammary infection of the non-lactating udder seen in warmer months; basically, it is a problem for your dry cows and your maiden […]
Mastitis causes greater economic losses than any other production disease of dairy cattle. Some of these costs are clearly visible and include the medicines used for both treatment and prevention, discarding unsaleable milk and culling affected cows. In addition, milk price is directly affected by both bonuses and penalties related […]
Mastitis is considered to be one of the most frequent and costly diseases in the dairy industry. The economic consequences of both clinical and subclinical mastitis are due to treatment costs, production losses, culling and increased risk of other diseases. Streptococcus uberis mastitis especially.
Vet Partners have recently acquired the ‘Grassroots Herdcheck’ software for Cell Check and Feed Check reports, which have been very popular at LLM over the past twelve years. The platform is being hosted at our Whitchurch branch has been renamed ‘Dairy Monitor’ Cell Check, so look out for […]