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Unformatted text preview: ** Doesn’t necessarily affect all 4 quarters: can be localized in just one MASTITIS If you look at diary farmers today: milking parlors with resting areas look at somatic cell count o Once the count becomes elevated = problems Under 100,000 = very good 200,000 = good 400,000 – 500,000 = cheese plants 750,000 = bad, pour milk out ** Oxytocin helps to release milk Diagnosis and Treatment : Have a clean facility - SANITATION Clean the udder after milking Dip teats in iodine ** Chronic Contagious – high drug resistance Sanitation plays a small part...
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- Spring '08
- Mastitis, Costs dairy farmers, ball Infected udder, Chronic Contagious, spaghetti Somatic WBCs