Mastitis Investigation and Advice

Mastitis Investigation and Advice2018-12-12T12:12:06+00:00

Project Description

Save time and money by reducing your mastitis rates and lowering high cell counts

What is the true cost of mastitis on your farm?

Can you make savings in time or money by reducing your mastitis rates or cell counts?

  • The cost of clinical mastitis, typically lies in the range of 1-6p per litre of total milk produced on farm
  • The total cost of subclinical mastitis will vary between farms but it likely to be in the range of 0.14 -2.4p per litre of milk produced

Source: AHDB Dairy – Reduce mastitis, increase health and profit – 2015

Our farm animal vets have considerable local knowledge and experience and we have been undertaking mastitis advisory work for over 15 years.

The Torch Farm Vets Mastitis Investigation and Advice Service aims to:

  • Record and analyse your mastitis data

  • Identify causes of mastitis on your farm

  • Establish where your mastitis is coming from

  • Target measues to reduce mastitis rates; increasing your profits

  • Set protocols for selective dry cow therapy

Torch Mastitis Tracker Service

  • Record and analyse your mastitis costs

  • Identify causes and origins 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

Torch Mastitis Investigation Service

  • Complements Torch Mastitis Tracker Service

  • Full on-farm, mastitis investigation

  • Teat scoring

  • Full written report summarising findings 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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It is our aim to work as part of your team of advisors to ensure good quality healthcare that is value for money.

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Utilising a wealth of experience within our team, we provide our farming community with the support, advice and clinical expertise required to drive efficiency and profitability on their farm

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