U.S. research identifies early milk-producing cows prone to mastitis

While most producers won’t milk a pregnant cow, Dr. Bobe says if her teats start to leak, then the teat barrier is already broken, making the cow more prone for mastitis.

A study by Oregon State University researcher Dr. Gerd Bobe found that metabolites in the blood are able to identify whether or not early milk-producing cows are prone to mastitis. The study was designed to identify predictive serum indicators of...

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