The use of somatic cell counts to identify cows with subclinical mastitis at calving

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dc.contributor.author Sargeant, J. M.
dc.contributor.author Pulkrabek, B. J.
dc.contributor.author Scheffel, Michael V.
dc.contributor.author Park, A. F.
dc.contributor.author Shirley, John E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-22T13:53:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-22T13:53:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/10740
dc.description.abstract The dynamics of somatic cell counts during the first 10 days in milk were compared among udder quarters of cows with intra-mammary infection at the time of calving and those with no infection present. The study group consisted of 81 cows calving at the Kansas State University dairy research herd between July of 1998 and February of 1999. Cows with an intramammary infection had greater, average, somatic cell counts at calving, and this difference continued throughout the 10-day period. Using a breakpoint of 1,000,000 somatic cells/ml at calving to select animals for culture would have correctly selected 81% of the quarters that were actually infected with major mastitis pathogens. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1999 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 00-136-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 842 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Somatic cell count en_US
dc.subject Intramammary infection en_US
dc.subject Calving en_US
dc.title The use of somatic cell counts to identify cows with subclinical mastitis at calving en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1999 en_US
dc.citation.epage 22 en_US
dc.citation.spage 19 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jshirley en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid scheffel en_US

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