Effect of Teat Hyperkeratosis on Somatic Cell Counts of Dairy Cows


In one study, milk samples from individual mammary quarters (n = 4,148) in seven spring-calving dairy herds in Ireland were collected on two occasions during lactation to measure somatic cell counts (SCCs). All quarters were scored (0 to 4) for teat-end hyperkeratosis to establish a correlation between this score and SCC. In a second study, a herd of 56… (More)


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