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Mastitis Prevention Program

Clell V. Bagley DVM, Utah State University


A great deal of money and effort have been expended over the years to find methods for control of mastitis in dairy cows. Both European and U.S. workers have developed programs of prevention that are very similar. These preventive programs require implementation of the seven basic procedures outlined below. It has been shown repeatedly that this programs works. It has also been shown repeatedly that prevention is much less successful when a producer implements only part of the program and ignores others because of their cost or lack of importance in his judgment. The program has been proven. You cannot afford to “re-prove” or disprove it on your own.