Take action with a targeted strategy to help lower high cell count levels

October 2006
Farmers Weekly;10/13/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 15, p42
Trade Publication
The article suggests a strategy for dairy farmers to reduce high cell count levels. It advises farmers to use antibiotic dry cow therapy on cows at the end of lactation to kill infections present in the udder. It states that milkers must always wear clean gloves to prevent cross-contamination. It stresses that a series of tests must be administered to determine if bacteria is present in the herd because cell counts change from day to day.


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