The management and treatment of environmental streptococcal mastitis.

  title={The management and treatment of environmental streptococcal mastitis.},
  author={J. Eric Hillerton and Elizabeth A Berry},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice},
  volume={19 1},
Environmental streptococci are responsible for at least one third of all cases of clinical mastitis, with the proportion varying widely between herds. Each dairy farmer should know the etiology of mastitis in the herd to allow for appropriate management. Control requires lowering the prevalence of infection, and includes shortening the duration of and preventing new infections. Prompt and aggressive treatment of clinical cases may achieve a high clinical and bactriologic rate of cure. Dry-cow… CONTINUE READING