Better mastitis control with new tools

Improve your on-farm decision making and increase cow productivity with the new Udder Health Group tool.


Despite the advances of recent decades, mastitis in dairy herds remains a major problem for farmers and the dairy industry in general. It is a costly disease leading to unwanted veterinary costs, antibiotics, milk retention, decreased yield, poor quality and reduced payment and culling. Losses in milk production amount to billions of Euros per year. 


There is no doubt that reducing milk loss and improving the longevity of cows has a financial benefit for farmers. But how can you improve your on-farm decision making, and increase cow productivity?


One of the major problems related to the spread and persistence of mastitis within dairy herds is the sub-clinical form which is hard to detect with Somatic Cell Count (SCC) alone. A new Udder Health Group tool provides data from both SCC and the new Differential Somatic Cell Count (DSCC), giving farmers and veterinarians the knowledge, they need, to identify more mastitis infections than before and at a much earlier stage of the disease. 


Learn how to detect mastitis even in its sub-clinical form and make decisions to prevent the disease from spreading throughout your dairy herd early on. Get an overview of how to apply the udder health tool in your daily herd management in this in-depth brochure explaining the Differential somatic cell count (DSCC) concept with real life examples. 


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An improved indication of Mastitis in dairy cattle with DSCC

In addition to total somatic cell count (SCC), the development of a differential somatic cell count (DSCC) test adds a new dimension to modern milk testing by providing a more detailed picture of the actual inflammatory status of the mammary gland. In this video interview, Dr Daniel Schwarz, cattle disease specialist at FOSS explains how the combined SCC and DSCC test can provide a more sophisticated picture of the health of the dairy herd, helping farmers to improve mastitis management and reduce losses in productivity.