Type: Webpage
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

This webpage is really well organised and provides everything from summarised peer-reviewed papers, articles, factsheets, assessments of performance and impact calculators to problems and solutions, with options for treatment included too.

This webpage, produced by DairyNZ, is a launch-point for a links to multiple resources about mastitis that have been categorised seasonally to advise on the best ways to minimise mastitis at each stage of lactation.

It is broken into the following components:

  • Calving;
  • Lactation;
  • Drying off;
  • Dry period;
  • Review and plan;
  • Healthy udder.

Each link provides additional details and practical advice for each stage of lactation.  For example, the calving link provides information on reducing exposure to environmental mastitis, care of heifers with mastitis, checking if milk is suitable for the vat and the rapid identification and treatment of recently calved cows.  Another link for the review and plan stage provides advice on management strategies, techniques to assess your farm’s performance, review strategies and testing protocols that should be undertaken throughout the year.

In conclusion, this webpage and associated resources provides a broad range of information on mastitis from a practical perspective based on scientific findings that will help you minimise the cases of mastitis on your farm.

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