CellCheck 10-28 Contents and Introduction

Contents Introduction

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Mastitis control makes cents... What is CellCheck? What is mastitis?

How to use this book Monitoring mastitis

Calving

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Lactation 1. Reduce exposure to environmental mastitis bacteria 2. Take care with freshly calved heifers and cows 3. Check that milk is suitable to go in the bulk tank 4. Rapidly find, treat and record clinical cases in freshly calved cows 5. Use good milking technique and a consistent routine 6. Maintain and monitor milking machine function 7. Use post-milking teat disinfection 8. Practise good hygiene during milking 9. Manage teat sores and cracks 10. Rapidly find, treat and record clinical cases 11. Monitor bulk tank SCC 12. Use individual cow SCC for management decisions 13. Seek professional advice if problems persist

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Late Lactation

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14. Decide dry cow management strategy 15. Consider culling persistently infected cows

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Drying-off

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16. Dry-off abruptly taking steps to reduce yields 17. Administer dry cow treatment (DCT) as recommended 18. Check udders daily

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