Preventative care

Mastitis

Mastitis investigation and advisory service

What is the true cost of mastitis on your farm?

Make significant savings in time and money by reducing mastitis rates and somatic cell counts. Our farm animal vets have considerable local knowledge and experience and have been undertaking mastitis advisory work for over 15 years.

Our consultancy service can be used as a one-off investigation or monthly as part of our Gold Standard High Health package.

Torch Farm Vets mastitis investigation and advice services aim to:

  • Record and analyse your mastitis data
  • Identify causes of mastitis on your farm
  • Establish where your mastitis is coming from
  • Target measures to reduce mastitis rates, increasing your profits
  • Ensure appropriate and effective tube use in lactation and dry period
  • Set protocols for selective dry cow therapy

The Torch Mastitis Tracker Service

  • Record and analyse your mastitis costs
  • Identify causes of mastitis on your farm
  • Review risk factors with the aim of reducing mastitis rates and save you money

The initial visit from one of our vet techs, will focus on:

  • Collecting information on parlour routine
  • Checking high cell count cows and sampling for bacteriology
  • Demonstrating correct sampling technique to collect additional mastitis samples
  • Collecting data already available or setting up a simple recording system

Also included:

  • A review of costs specific to your herd
  • Report of bacteriology results and review of treatment protocols from mastitis tracker vet
  • Set specific, measurable targets
  • Benchmarking and meetings for members

The Torch Mastitis Investigation Service

  • Complements the Torch Mastitis Tracker Service
  • Full on-farm, mastitis investigation
  • Teat scoring
  • Full report with key recommendations
  • 6-monthly review

The initial visit from one of our vet techs, will focus on:

  • Data collection
  • Checking high cell count cows and sampling for bacteriology

Full on-farm, mastitis investigation to include:

  • Teat scoring
  • Environment assessment
  • Parlour routine and machine function
  • Cow management
  • Treatment protocols
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