Mastitis Pattern Analysis Tool

Published 12 November 19

This tool identifies problem areas and potential risks to udder health and gives farmers and vets a way of tracking progress in the herd. The tool will analyse data from your individual herd and produces a report on the pattern of mastitis on your farm. It will also identify the predominant mastitis infection pattern present on your farm.

This will allow farmers and vets to work together 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.

Mastitis Pattern Tool Poster

CDL converter

A CDL converter is available to download here:

Additional instructions on how to use this converter are available to download.

If clinical mastitis cases are not recorded in the CDL they can be merged in from a CSV file using the converter.

The data must be laid out exactly as in the example file MastitisExample.csv. Download the template file Mastitis.csv. Make a copy of this file containing your own data and use to merge in when prompted by the converter. The file can be opened in Excel, data typed in, then save it again in CSV format. Make sure the file name still begins with “mastitis”. e.g. mastitis_ManorFarm.csv NOT ManorFarm_mastitis.csv

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