• Laboratory testing following on-farm diagnostics using the ClearMilk test is used to check the accuracy of the identified pathogens (e.g. when using the CM test for the first time) and also to identify microorganisms that you cannot identify yourself according to the pathogen atlas on the farm. • The diagnosis is performed on a modern MALDI-TOF equipment and the result is obtained within a few hours. • Another important test provided by our microbiology laboratory is the determination of the sensitivity to the antibiotics used.
Mastitis (inflammation of the mammary gland) is the most important health and economic issue of current dairy cattle farms. Approximately 50% of cows is affected with mastitis during their lives. The disease in one quarter of the udder during lactation decreases production by at least 10-12%.
Milk is devalued by antibiotic residues; this causes secondary economic losses due to elimination of such milk. The solution has to be approached as fast as possible, before the problem is spread throughout the particular herd. A comprehensive system of solutions of mastitis prepared for a certain farm’s needs should be the result of this effort.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious threads for global health, food safety and overall development of the society. It can affect anyone of any age and in any country. Antibiotic resistance leads to prolonged hospitalization, increased costs of medical care and higher mortality..
Agriculture can contribute to a fight against antibiotic resistance in this way: antibiotics will be administered to animals under veterinarian’s supervision only and will not be used as growth stimulants or for the prevention of diseases.
Time for regeneration of the mammary gland and the cow’s organism
Preparation for calving and lactation
Treatment of existing infections
Support of colostrum production
The use of the ClearMilk test one week prior to drying off will enable us to choose an appropriate antibiotic and duration of the antibiotic therapy if the causal agent of subclinical mastitis is detected. After treatment, the use of an appropriate DC product which provides protection for the ideal duration of the dry period is recommended. .
For the proper function of the mammary gland, its morphological properties and properties of its immune system with leucocytes, antibodies and substances inhibiting bacterial growth, such as lactoferrin or the lactoperoxidase complex are important. Formation of a keratin plug in a teat canal is also an important defence mechanism.
It was found that the plug of cows predisposed to mastitis contains a higher amount of oleic and linoleic acids; this means that the plugs are different. The cows which give milk fast (easy milking cows) tend to mastitis.
New EU legislation restricting the administration of antibiotics will be introduced from January 2022. Prepare for the new situation by having enough ClearMilk tests for diagnosis and prevention. Help reduce the overuse of antibiotics and the growing antibiotic resistance in the population.