Setting up an on-farm culturing machine is relatively simple and fairly inexpensive, .
Spore forming bacteria survive pasteurization and affect the quality of dairy products such as fluid milk and milk powders.
Selective dry cow therapy can be done, but is not for the faint of heart.
U.S. herds have averaged less than 200,000 cells/mL for the third consecutive year in a row.
Inappropriate cloth towel management can lead to increased somatic cell counts, clinical mastitis cases, total bacteria counts, treatment costs, and reduced milk production.
The Guide illustrates the interactions of many of the agents that cause mastitis.
Antibiotic residues in milk reached their lowest level in 24 years.