Appropriate dry cow therapy at drying off (By Padraig Hyland)

Appropriate dry cow therapy is still one of the corner stones for treating existing subclinical mastitis; preventing new cases of clinical and subclinical mastitis and is a key critical control point of any mastitis control plan. However, the traditional practice of blanket treating all cows with the same product, year-in year-out is outdated. Padriag looks at why dry cow treatment is so important and give guidelines for all farmers to follow when taking part in this key process

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