Evaluation of measurements of the conductivity of quarter milk samples for the early diagnosis of mastitis.

@article{Biggadike2002EvaluationOM,
  title={Evaluation of measurements of the conductivity of quarter milk samples for the early diagnosis of mastitis.},
  author={H J Biggadike and Ian C Ohnstad and Richard A Laven and J. Eric Hillerton},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2002},
  volume={150 21},
  pages={655-8}
}
Measurements of the conductivity of quarter milk samples were made in 31 cows in a 70-cow herd in southeast England, for a period of 15 weeks. Over this period, 42 per cent of cow-weeks and 20 per cent of quarter-weeks had an increase in quarter milk conductivity of 10 per cent of more compared with the mean conductivity of the previous 14 milkings. Fourteen per cent of quarter-weeks had an increase in conductivity of 15 per cent or more. The geometric mean somatic cell count (cell count) was… CONTINUE READING