Mastitis


Mastitis in dairy cattle is an inflammatory reaction of the udder tissue. This potentially fatal mammary gland infection is the most common disease in New Zealand dairy cattle and the most costly disease in the dairy industry globally.

Mastitis occurs when white blood cells (leukocytes), are released into the mammary gland, usually in response to bacteria invading though the teat canal. Milk-secreting tissue, and various ducts throughout the mammary gland are damaged due to toxins released by the bacteria. However, mastitis can also occur as a result of chemical, mechanical, or thermal injury. Mastitis is generally treated with intramammary or injectable antibiotics, as recommended by your vet.

See five short video clips presented by AgriHealth's Dr Steve Cranefield on how to manimise mastitis in your dairy herd by downloading NZ Farmer tips app to your phone, or alternatively view videos via this link

Mastatest is highly recommended on New Zealand dairy farms for testing mastitic milk samples within 24 hours.  Prudent use of Mastatest can improve cure rates in a herd, and enables more targeted use of antibiotics to combat mastitis.   

Lincocin Forte is an effective intramammary antibiotic suitable for treating mastitis in dairy cows.

TyloVet 200 Injection is a systemic antibiotic suitable for treating mastitis, especially where more than one quarter may be infected.

KetoMax 15% treats painful, swollen udders. KetoMax should be 'first line' farmer treatment in conjunction with antibiotics.  KetoMax also treats endotoxaemia associated with toxic mastitis (daily treatment required).

MeloxiVet is recommended for use in treating mastitis, in conjunction with antibiotics.   A single injection of MeloxiVet helps reduce pain and inflammation in painful, swollen udders for days. MeloxiVet will also help treat endotoxaemia associated with toxic mastitis. Extensive NZ and European trials has shown mastitic cows treated with meloxicam have improved reproductive performance.



Mastitis


























Mastitis in dairy cattle is an inflammatory reaction of the udder tissue. This potentially fatal mammary gland infection is the most common disease in New Zealand dairy cattle and the most costly disease in the dairy industry globally.





Mastitis occurs when white blood cells (leukocytes), are released into the mammary gland, usually in response to bacteria invading though the teat canal. Milk-secreting tissue, and various ducts throughout the mammary gland are damaged due to toxins released by the bacteria. However, mastitis can also occur as a result of chemical, mechanical, or thermal injury. Mastitis is generally treated with intramammary or injectable antibiotics, as recommended by your vet.







See five short video clips presented by AgriHealth's Dr Steve Cranefield on how to manimise mastitis in your dairy herd by downloading NZ Farmer tips app to your phone, or alternatively view videos via this link







Mastatest is highly recommended on New Zealand dairy farms for testing mastitic milk samples within 24 hours.  Prudent use of Mastatest can improve cure rates in a herd, and enables more targeted use of antibiotics to combat mastitis.   









Lincocin Forte is an effective intramammary antibiotic suitable for treating mastitis in dairy cows.









TyloVet 200 Injection is a systemic antibiotic suitable for treating mastitis, especially where more than one quarter may be infected.









KetoMax 15% treats painful, swollen udders. KetoMax should be 'first line' farmer treatment in conjunction with antibiotics.  KetoMax also treats endotoxaemia associated with toxic mastitis (daily treatment required).









MeloxiVet is recommended for use in treating mastitis, in conjunction with antibiotics.   A single injection of MeloxiVet helps reduce pain and inflammation in painful, swollen udders for days. MeloxiVet will also help treat endotoxaemia associated with toxic mastitis. Extensive NZ and European trials has shown mastitic cows treated with meloxicam have improved reproductive performance.















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