Effect of drying off practices on mastitis infection.

  title={Effect of drying off practices on mastitis infection.},
  author={R P Natzke and Robert W. Everett and Dr. R. J. Bray},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={58 12},
Two methods of drying off cows, intermittent milking and abrupt cessation, were studied with data from 9254 quarters of cows on 36 New York dairy farms. Eighty percent of the cows were infused with nine different antibiotic preparations separately at drying off, and 20% served as controls. Cows dried off by intermittent milking has a similar number of quarters infected at drying off, had fewer spontaneous recoveries, had a higher rate of cure, and developed fewer new infections in control… CONTINUE READING

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