Mastitis Pattern Tool

Published 5 September 18

The Mastitis Pattern Tool identifies problem areas and potential risks to udder health and give farmers and their vets a way of tracking progress in the herd.

The tool provides a fully automated method of assessing the predominant mastitis infection patterns present on farm, using somatic cell count (SCC) and clinical mastitis records. It produces a mastitis pattern report that allows farmers and vets to assess and prioritise key management areas and potentially detect emerging problems.

Milk recording herds are at an advantage as cow SCC information is readily available. The tool converts and merges records into a simple output allowing farmers to assess the patterns of mastitis in the herd. 

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