Sample the infected cow immediately in order to know what kind of organism you are dealing with. Treat only those cows that need it and care for other cows in a manner that will speed their recovery. Please obtain veterinary advice prior to treating your animals.
The best and easiest way to prevent cows from getting mastitis is to follow a standardized milking procedure with quality products. Milkers should wear gloves and clean them often with an iodine based product for at least 30 seconds. Pre-dip should remain on the cows for 30 to 60 seconds. Cows should be wiped clean and dry with a single service paper towel or a dried cloth towel. Remember only one towel per cow! Allow 1 to 2 minutes for milk letdown before attaching the machine. Do not let the machine overmilk the cow at the end and apply post-dip over the entire teat. Having feed for your cow immediately after milking can help as well. The longer she can keep her udder off the ground, the better her teat ends will close which will help keep out nasty bacteria.
The only vaccines that can help mastitis are those aimed at gram negatives such as J-5 and Endovac, also Lysingen and SRP vaccines for S. aureus which may be appropriate for your operation. Multiple doses must be given for maximum effectiveness.
It isn’t as bad as you may think. Sampling fresh and hospital cows may seem bad, but once you figure out if the cow should or should not be treated and exactly what kind of mastitis tube to use, you will end up saving money not only on medications, but you will cure cows faster. That will get them back into the milking string sooner which will make you more money. For exact price savings, please call the lab. We will be happy to do a cost analysis report to help you determine just how much you can save by sampling.
Integrated Dairy Services, Inc. provides testing that can help you troubleshoot any barn problems before the official lab finds it and lowers any bonuses. We have a highly trained staff that uses these results to track trends and run tests on your parlor to make sure all equipment is working correctly and efficiently.
Sampling cows is a good practice to follow. We recommend sampling all fresh and hospital cows. Because these times are highly stressful in the life of a cow, catching new infections at these times can not only save you a lot of money, but the exact kind of mastitis can be determined. This allows you to treat your cows with the best available medication for that kind of mastitis. This will not only get her back in the milking string faster, but will put more money in your pocket. Also, if the cow shows up with coliform mastitis, no growth, or other kind of unresponsive mastitis, it is not wise to treat her with antibiotics. That in itself will save money
Yes, we have several employees that are able to help our Spanish speaking customers.
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Any licensed veterinarian can write prescriptions. Prescription drugs are available at Veterinarian’s Outlet, but a prescription must be on file and all veterinary advice must be followed. State law requires that in order for a prescription to be written, a veterinarian must have a valid veterinary/client/patient relationship.
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