Mastitis Prevention & Udder Hygiene
Udder health is essential to prevent Mastitis in dairy cows. It also ensures a healthy, productive and profitable herd. DeLaval offers a range of products to aid in the udder health and hygiene of your cows to protect them from Mastitis.
"Preventing mastitis infections in the dairy pays off several times over in saved costs, workload and comfort for the cows and milker. Using the right tools will help maximize the effectiveness of your mastitis prevention program."
Good udder hygiene practices Should be an important part of the daily milking routine. Using the right udder hygiene products and tools will help you to maximize the effect of the mastitis prevention program. Hygiene should always be a high priority, particularly in the milking routine and during the most vulnerable days of the dry period. DeLaval offers a wide range of dips and sprays. Our iodine, chlorhexidine, hydrogen peroxide based products address a broad spectrum of mastitis-causing organisms.
The best way to prevent mastitis is to take an ongoing approach to protecting udder health. This involves understanding the issues surrounding mastitis and developing a prevention program that suits your specific herd, location and operational circumstances. DeLaval provides a comprehensive range of milking systems and udder care products designed to help you achieve this.
Somatic cell count is an important indicator for milk and udder health. With an udder infection, the cow’s body defensively sends somatic cells to the gland and the quantity of these cells can be counted, in the milk. DCC provides onthe-spot readings within a minute and helps quality focus.