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Randomized controlled field trial comparing quarter and cow level selective dry cow treatment using the California Mastitis Test

J.M. Swinkels, K.A. Leach, J.E. Breen, B. Payne, V. White, M.J. Green and A.J. Bradley | Journal of Dairy Science | August 2021
The objective of this randomised controlled field study was to compare antibiotic use and dry period outcomes of selective cow level treatment (SCLT) and selective quarter level treatment (SQLT) in dairy herds in the United Kingdom, using the California Mastitis Test (CMT) to determine infection status at the quarter level at drying off (DO)…

Implementation of a targeted mastitis therapy concept using an on-farm rapid test: antimicrobial consumption, cure rates and compliance

A. Schmenger, S. Leimbach, N. Wente, Y. Zhang, A.M. Biggs and V. Kroemker | Veterinary Record | November 2020
The aim of this non-blinded, non-randomised study was to investigate the implementation of a more evidence-based targeted mastitis control therapy using a novel rapid tube test system, under field conditions…

Association of lameness and mastitis with return-to-service oestrus detection in the dairy cow

J. Remnant, M.J. Green, J. Huxley, J. Hirst-Beecham, R. Jones, G. Roberts and C.D. Hudson | Veterinary Record | October 2019
The aim of this observational study was to explore and quantify the impact of lameness and mastitis on return-to-service oestrus detection at individual cow level and to explore the impact of different ‘expected’ interval on any associations…

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Comparative effectiveness of individualised homeopathy and antibiotics in the treatment of bovine clinical mastitis: randomised controlled trial

D. Keller and A. Sundrum | Veterinary Record | April 2018
Mastitis is one of the main reasons for antimicrobial use in dairy production. In the context of concern over anti-microbial resistance, alternative treatments for mastitis, including homeopathy, are becoming increasingly popular, particularly on organic farms…