Scientists identify way to cut antibiotics to treat mastitis

The first UK investigation into reducing antibiotics use by typing mastitis pathogens has found the technique can help dairy farmers slash their use by 24%, says a report in Farmers Weekly.

Furthermore, researchers identified some strains of mastitis are cured on their own when left untreated.

It is believed the technique – pioneered in the US – could pave the way for many farmers to reduce reliance on antibiotics – without compromising animal recovery while at the same time allowing milk from untreated cows to return to the milk pool faster – saving time and money.

Read more on the Farmers Weekly website


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