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A descriptive epidemiological study of mastitis in 12 Irish dairy herds.

Barrett DJ, Doherty ML, Healy AM - Ir Vet J (2005)

Bottom Line: In the majority of the herds, the selection of dry cow therapy lacked adequate planning.The majority of farmers took no action to reduce pain experienced by cows suffering mastitis.Deficiencies in parlour hygiene were evident in all herds experiencing elevation in SCC.

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Affiliation: Department of Large Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. damien.barrett@ucd.ie.

ABSTRACT
: Factors relating to the occurrence of mastitis were studied on 12 Irish dairy herds with histories of elevated somatic cell count (SCC) and/or increased incidence of clinical mastitis cases. Milk recording data were analysed, housing conditions and calving areas were examined; dry cow therapy, clinical mastitis records, milking technique and aspects of milking machine function were assessed.Herds with a ratio of less than 110 cubicles per 100 cows were more likely to experience environmental mastitis. Herds with inadequate calving facilities, where cows spent prolonged periods on straw bedding, were likely to acquire environmental mastitis. In the majority of the herds, the selection of dry cow therapy lacked adequate planning. The majority of farmers took no action to reduce pain experienced by cows suffering mastitis. Deficiencies in parlour hygiene were evident in all herds experiencing elevation in SCC.

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Straw yard beds compost at around 40°C and are associated with Strep. uberis infections.
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A descriptive epidemiological study of mastitis in 12 Irish dairy herds.

Barrett DJ, Doherty ML, Healy AM - Ir Vet J (2005)

Straw yard beds compost at around 40°C and are associated with Strep. uberis infections.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Straw yard beds compost at around 40°C and are associated with Strep. uberis infections.
Bottom Line: In the majority of the herds, the selection of dry cow therapy lacked adequate planning.The majority of farmers took no action to reduce pain experienced by cows suffering mastitis.Deficiencies in parlour hygiene were evident in all herds experiencing elevation in SCC.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Large Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. damien.barrett@ucd.ie.

ABSTRACT
: Factors relating to the occurrence of mastitis were studied on 12 Irish dairy herds with histories of elevated somatic cell count (SCC) and/or increased incidence of clinical mastitis cases. Milk recording data were analysed, housing conditions and calving areas were examined; dry cow therapy, clinical mastitis records, milking technique and aspects of milking machine function were assessed.Herds with a ratio of less than 110 cubicles per 100 cows were more likely to experience environmental mastitis. Herds with inadequate calving facilities, where cows spent prolonged periods on straw bedding, were likely to acquire environmental mastitis. In the majority of the herds, the selection of dry cow therapy lacked adequate planning. The majority of farmers took no action to reduce pain experienced by cows suffering mastitis. Deficiencies in parlour hygiene were evident in all herds experiencing elevation in SCC.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus