Animal-based measurements of the severity of mastitis in dairy cows.

  title={Animal-based measurements of the severity of mastitis in dairy cows.},
  author={Margaret Kemp and Andrea Mary Nolan and Peter J S Cripps and Julie L. Fitzpatrick},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  volume={163 6},
A range of clinical parameters were studied to assess their usefulness as objective markers of the severity of clinical mastitis in dairy cows. Cows with moderate clinical mastitis had significantly higher rectal temperatures and heart and respiratory rates than cows with mild clinical mastitis or control cows. The difference in temperature between quarters did not vary significantly between the control cows and the cows with mastitis, but there was a larger difference between quarter… CONTINUE READING