In just a few months, we reduced SCC numbers significantly. Antibiotics usage also fell the year after introducing the new treatment.

In collaboration with MSD Animal Health

Why does it matter?

Mastitis is a prevalent and painful disease. Measures in the barn, the ration and milking parlour can avoid sick animals. They reduce the use of antibiotics, improve milk production and promote milk quality while avoiding antimicrobial resistance.

How did we solve this?

Considering the situation on farms, we developed an action plan with preventive solutions, including better milking techniques and hygiene, while focussing on specific treatment of chronic cases. In less than six months, SCC number fell to 192.000, which further decreased to 130.000 together with a declined antibiotics use the following year.

Opportunities for other farms?

Mastitis is a challenge for farms worldwide. Any dairy farm can replicate these preventive solutions.

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