It can also help you work out what to do next, including when to get help and also how to prevent problems in the future.
A high bulk milk somatic cell count (SCC) indicates a high level of mastitis (usually subclinical) in the herd.
Too many clinicals
Too many clinical cases of mastitis are costly to the farm business, and disrupt milking.
Clinical cases of mastitis are costly and disrupt milking. Missed clinical cases increase the bulk milk SCC, spread infection to other cows and are harder to cure when they are found.
Teat spraying provides a number of benefits including reducing bacterial numbers on teat skin after milking...
Rough teat skin and teat sores provide places for bacteria to grow and multiply...