A pathogen-based approach to managing mastitis uses on-farm cultures to characterize infections within 24 hours. This allows managers to leave some cattle untreated and use lower-cost treatments on some cattle, with lower treatment costs and less waste milk contributing to the cost savings.
Boehringer-Ingelheim’s Linda Tikofsky, DVM, and Daryl Nydam, DVM, from Cornell University outlined some recent research influencing current thinking on mastitis treatment during a webinar hosted by Bovine Veterinarian and Dairy Herd Management.
Source: Dairy Herd Management, January 20, 2017.
Pathogen-based treatment decisions can return cows to the milking herd earlier while reducing antibiotic use. The webinar is now available for on-demand viewing.