Practicing veterinarians are in an excellent position to help dairy producers recognize and deal with the problem of elevated somatic cell counts (SCC). Yet they are seldom asked to assist. A high SCC is an indication of chronic, subclinical mastitis in the herd and is also an indication of significant economic losses.
Bagley, Clell, "Helping Dairy Producers Reduce the SCC" (2000). All Current Publications. Paper 423.