Žilaitis, Vytuolis; Rudejevienė, Jūratė; Maruška, Romualdas; Noreika, Algis; Vorobjovas, Genadijus; Balsytė, Jolita
December 2006
Veterinarija ir Zootechnika;2006, Vol. 36 Issue 58, p97
Academic Journal
The use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) for pain and inflammation attenuation has been reported in the international literature. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of LLLT on udder health in cattle. For the study Lithuanian Black and White cows in their second to fifth lactation with analogous milk production (5000 – 6000 kg) were selected. The cows were allocated into 4 groups: (1) four cows with elevated milk somatic cell count (over 300000 c/ml) and positive bacterial testing results of milk samples, before 60 DM, (2) eight cows with elevated milk somatic cell count (over 300000 c/ml) and positive bacterial testing results of milk samples after 60 DM, (3) seven healthy cows, (4) 75 cows from 4 commercial dairy herds with elevated somatic milk cell counts (over 300000 c/ml).Were used a series infrared diode laser CTΠ - 8 of near spectrum. The udder of the cow was irradiated once a day for one minute during one week. In all milk samples of irradiated cows, regardless of group, SCC had decreased, showing significant differences after 21 day of irradiation. After irradiation the number of a microbial colonies in cows from groups 1 and 2 had decreased, with a significant effect in the first group. The effect of laser irradiation on microbes is more precise after 21 days. A significant influence of laser irritation on the udders of healthy cows was not established. In conclusion, low level laser therapy on cows with elevated SCC positively influences udder health in cattle.


Related Articles

  • Genetic parameters for somatic cell score according to udder infection status in Valle del Belice dairy sheep and impact of imperfect diagnosis of infection. Riggio, Valentina; Portolano, Baldassare; Bovenhuis, Henk; Bishop, Stephen C. // Genetics Selection Evolution;Jul2010, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p1 

    Background: Somatic cell score (SCS) has been promoted as a selection criterion to improve mastitis resistance. However, SCS from healthy and infected animals may be considered as separate traits. Moreover, imperfect sensitivity and specificity could influence animals' classification and impact...

  • KARVIŲ TEÅ MENS IÅ SIVYSTYMO IR MELŽIMO SAVYBIŲ Ä®VERTINIMAS. Juozaitienė, Vida; Tušas, Saulius; Šlyžius, Evaldas // Veterinarija ir Zootechnika;2007, Vol. 38 Issue 60, p17 

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate cows udders' morphological index and correlation between cow's milking characteristic and the number of somatic cells in the milk. Morphological index of udder of 99 cows milked using quarter udder mashinery YPB-1 was evaluated. It was estimated that 92...

  • Options for Handling Chronic Subclinical Mastitis During Lactation in Modern Dairy Farms. Leitner, G.; Koren, O.; Jacoby, S.; Merin, U.; Silanikove, N. // Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine;Sep2012, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p162 

    Subclinical mastitis is the predominant form of mastitis in modern cow herds, and greatly affects dairy economics. The aim of the present study was to exploit available on-line computerized data to suggest a rational procedure that would enable effective treatment of infected udders. The cows...

  • Pre-calving spray helps heifers. Lee, Anne // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Apr2006, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p37 

    Presents findings of a study on the efficacy of spraying the teats of heifers before calving in reducing mastitis. Proportion of the bacteria Streptococcus uberis on teat ends that was reduced by teat spraying; Effect of teat spraying on infection; Reduction of somatic cell counts.

  • Effect of Ascorbic Acid on Milk Lead and Cadmium Level on Subclinical and Clinical Cases of Mastitis. Naresh, R.; Dwivedi, S. K.; Swarup, D.; Patra, R. C. // Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Nov2003, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p899 

    This article focuses on the effect of ascorbic acid on milk lead. Mastitis is a global problem in dairy cows because of its high morbidity rate and adverse effects on quality, quantity and processing properties of milk. The annual incidence of subclinical and clinical mastitis in India was...

  • Prevalence of subclinical mastitis and isolated udder pathogens in dairy cows in Southern Vietnam. Östensson, Karin; Lam, Vo; Sjögren, Natahlie; Wredle, Ewa // Tropical Animal Health & Production;Apr2013, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p979 

    Dairy production is not traditional in Vietnam. The farmers have little practical knowledge and udder health control is generally lacking. In order to give the farmers appropriate advice, knowledge about the distribution of udder pathogens is crucial. The aim of the study was to investigate the...

  • HYGIENE HALVES MASTITIS. Allison, Richard // Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p13 

    Improving hygiene inside and outside the parlour has halved mastitis incidence in a Welsh herd, with most of the reduction attributed to dipping clusters in disinfectant between cows. Somatic cell count crept up from 90,000 to 220,000 cells/ml, which meant we were missing out on hygiene bonus...

  • Improved detection methods. Mein, Graeme; Claycomb, Rod // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Jun2006, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p92 

    Reports on the technologies that were developed for the early detection of mastitis in lactating cows. Online sensor for the detection of milk amyloid A in cow's milk; Availability of on-farm bench-top sensors for somatic cell count in the market; Novel method to measure relative conductivity...

  • Tackle health as a routine. Allison, Richard; Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly;11/22/2002, Vol. 137 Issue 21, p40 

    Presents pieces of advice to promote the udder health of cows. Importance of correcting milking machine settings; Information on how to reduce somatic cell counts; Possible causes of high somatic cell counts.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics