Only in the udders of infected cows or heifers.
How Is Infection Spread?
During milking via hands, equipment and towels used for milking
Subclinical (no changes in the milk, or signs in cow).
Culture of milk samples. California mastitis test (CMT). Somatic
cell counts (SCC) on individual cows.
Always sensitive to penicillin.
Estimated Cure Rates: Good
Antibiotic treatment during lactation - 80-100% Antibiotic
treatment at dry-off time - 80-100%
- Use separate paper towels for prepping each cow.
- Dip the teats of all cows post-milking with a licensed teat
- Milk infected cows last or with a separate unit.
- Dry treat all cows.
- Purchase uninfected cows or heifers.