Tackling mastitis in dairy cows with management, nutrition

Tackling mastitis in dairy cows with management, nutrition

Mastitis lowers milk production and threatens the health of dairy cattle. (123ducu | iStock.com)

Dry cow management is essential for minimizing risk, but feeding strategies can help

Mastitis is considered to be one of the most costly dairy cattle diseases, making it highly relevant to dairy farmers. Mastitis is also one of the most common reasons for cows to be removed from the herd. The economic impact of this disease cannot be underestimated. The median loss of milk per mastitis case in a 35-day period around treatment has been estimated to be up to 164 kg.

Read the full article at: Feed Strategy | May/June 2022