The treatment of mastitis in dairy cattle can take different dimensions. Treatment varies from the use of antibiotics to the treatment without antibiotics. The former is the commonly practiced curative method but a good number of farmers also use the latter.
To date, antibiotics remain to be the basis of numerous treatment regimes. They can be used in different ways to ensure that the farmer doesn’t incur losses. The applications include;
This is the first line treatment for cows with in-complicated mastitis in a single quarter. Intramammary delivery of an antibiotic into the mammary gland, by way of an intramammary infusion is the most effective method to use to treat; it is given the type of bacteria that is causing the infection.
This should be used when more than a quarter is affected especially when the udder changes are marked or when the core is obviously ill. It is allowed under veterinary supervision. Their use is not recommended for mild or moderate clinical causes.
Clinical Mastitis Therapy
This treatment is required by ethical and animal welfare reasons. This treatment is well being of the diseased cow. It acts as a supporting system for the body’s defenses, it kills the pathogens and in so doing reducing the elimination of bacteria. It is mainly determined by the status of all immunological body defenses.
Reduced Antibiotic Use In Cattle
Economical resource saving milk production provides the basic for sustained consumer acceptance. A combined intervention scheme may be adopted to reduce the need for antibiotic treatments in dairy cattle farms. This should be based on timely and thorough clinical inspections as well as assessment of animal-based welfare. Its important to note that environmental adaptation of dairy cows defines the risk of animals contracting diseases.
Treating Mastitis Without Antibiotics
Treatment Of Mastitis Through Location Therapy
Treatment of mastitis should be based on bacteriological diagnosis and take national and international guidelines, treatment should also be initiated based on herd data and personal experience through using aloe Vera.
Culture And Sample
It is necessary that a culture should be taken and either processed in the on-farm lab or sent to an off-farm facility. Sampling should be done regularly with a keen interest of establishing the risk and extent of mastitis infection.
Take a Sample Before Any Cow Is Treated
Use an on-farm culture system or send it to your veterinarian. If you don’t have access to timely culture to treat all animals affected by mastitis, at least now you can have a sample to culture to find the culprit before you try to treat her again.