Study compares mastitis treatments

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It pays to treat clinical mastitis with antibiotics, according to research in the
August Journal of Dairy Science.

Cows with clinical mastitis that were only given supportive therapy lost 507 pounds more milk per lactation — due to production losses and discarded milk — than cows given a combination of antibiotics and supportive therapy. In fact, cows given supportive therapy alone cost $94 more per lactation in lost milk and treatment cost than the antibiotic-treated cows.

In this study, supportive treatments included oxytocin, milking by hand, milk removal between milkings and anti-inflammatory drugs.



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Prof.Dr. Abd Elsalam Elsawy    
Professor of vety.pharmacology.fac,vet,Med, Alexandria University EGYPT  |  February, 21, 2011 at 04:33 AM

Mastitis is a big problem and needs veterinarians of high experience.This site indicated supportive treatments included oxytocin, milking by hand, milk removal between milkings and anti-inflammatory drugs. These steps are wrong because pain during mastitis prevents release of oxytocin and produces vasconstriction by catecholamines which block the action of exogenous oxytocin. Frequent hand milking is a teat stressor and results in mammillitis. If you need documented information concerning clinical signs and details of chemotherapy on all udder affections ,pleaase contact me,because I have a long experience on all udder affections for more than 20 years. My work include all problems which endanger milk production such as clinical mastitis, all teat affections ,blood in the milk, severe form of physiologic udder odema and udder impetigo . All data were recorded photographically before,during and after treatment under field conditions. Data are prepared as separate lectures on these topics. Refer to The III national pharmacology and toxicology congress 2010 in Turkey and read my lecture on clinical mastitis.


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