Could typing of mastitis be the way forward in reducing antibiotic usage in dairy cows? – Innovation for Agriculture

26 Aug 2017

• On farm testing kit now available to farmers to identify mastitis pathogen strains
• Gram negative bacterial mastitis cases have a high self-cure rate without the need for treatment
• Identifying the strain and only treating cases that will respond can reduce antibiotic use by 24%
• Farmers can save up to £10.50 for every mastitis case cured without antibiotics



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