Making Antibiotic Treatment Decisions for Mastitis

Improving Mastitis Treatments by Targeted Antimicrobial Therapy

article 2Control of mastitis caused by Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus has resulted in reductions in bulk tank somatic cell count (SCC) but many herds continue to struggle with treatment of clinical mastitis caused by environmental pathogens. While farmers often remember the most severe cases of mastitis, research demonstrates that the majority of clinical mastitis cases are mild to moderate in severity. The purpose of this presentation is to review research based principles that can help improve treatment of clinical mastitis.

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