This section explains how to minimise mastitis and somatic cell count on your farm.
It covers everything from what mastitis is and why it's important to the best ways to manage it on a seasonal basis and where to get help.
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The seasonal approach
Drying off is a key time for mastitis control; decisions made at this time can influence your herd's mastitis performance for the next 6 to 12 months.
It is important to prevent new infections, particularly in the early dry period, which is why good management and monitoring of cows during the dry period is essential.