Relationship of herd average somatic cell count and spontaneous recovery from subclinical mastitis

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Show simple item record Dunham, James R. 2012-10-04T19:38:34Z 2012-10-04T19:38:34Z 2012-10-04
dc.description.abstract The rate of spontaneous recovery from subclinical mastitis was evaluated in 56 Kansas. DHI herds participating in the Somatic Cell Count (SCC) program. Herds were classified as low (>300,000) or high (>600,000) based on herd sec average. Comparisons between low and high SCC-herds were made for each cow's ability to recover from a subclinical case of mastitis (>600,000 SCC). Low-SCC herds had a rate of spontaneous recovery that was more than three times greater than that of high-SCC herds. Average SCC of cows with subclinical mastitis was similar in low and high herds J as well as the average sec of cows following spontaneous recovery. Results illustrate the importance of monitoring monthly sec reports. Proper attention to good procedures of milking management includes: attention to milking techniques, proper function of milking equipment, and attention to sanitation and housing conditions. As a result, herds with low SCC tests will have higher production and fewer subclinical cases of mastitis. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 86-94-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 484 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Somatic cell count en_US
dc.subject Mastitis en_US
dc.subject Production en_US
dc.title Relationship of herd average somatic cell count and spontaneous recovery from subclinical mastitis en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1985 en_US
dc.citation.epage 31 en_US
dc.citation.spage 29 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1985, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1985

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