High BMSCCs in mid to late lactation typically result from clinical or subclinical mastitis caused by cow-associated bacteria.
High Bulk SCC
High BMSCCs in mid to late lactation typically result from clinical or subclinical mastitis caused by cow-associated bacteria – most often Staph. aureus. These contagious bugs can circulate in the herd and can be quite hard to treat. At its worst, this can lead to grading and premature culling in the later months of lactation. Culling or drying off early are the main ways of dealing with the problem, but are no longer the only options.
In a recent New Zealand study, treating subclinical mastitis during lactation with Orbenin L.A. resulted in high cure rates and reduction in individual gland somatic cell counts. The effect was highest with the longest treatment time (5 tubes 48 hourly).
OVERALL CURE RATES FOR SUBCLINICAL MASTITIS
SOMATIC CELL COUNT REDUCTION
Appropriate case selection for treatment of subclinical mastitis should include consideration of the cow’s age and individual SCC, clinical mastitis history and bacterial culture. Contact your vet for the best advice on rising BMSCCs or managing grading situations.
86% of subclinical infections were cured by 5 x 48h treatments with Orbenin L.A