Dry Cow Management: A practical guide to effective mastitis control – AHDB

29 Jan 2018

The dry period gives the cow and her udder a chance to recover and repair for the upcoming lactation. It is a crucial time, when new udder infections can occur from the environment even though clinical signs may not be seen until lactation.

The dry period is also the most important time for curing long-term infections, thereby reducing the number of high-somatic cell count (SCC) cows and cows with repeat cases of mastitis.

This essential guide will help guide you through the decisions needed at drying off to minimise antibiotic use and have a healthier cow.


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