Promoting the improvement of dairy quality and safety

in the interest of the dairy industry and the consumer

Mastitis and the quality of your milk

Mastitis and the quality of your milk0521

Mastitis is an endemic disease and considered to be one of the most frequent and costly diseases in the dairy industry. Mastitis might be a food safety problem and clearly, mastitis is an economic problem. It might also be a welfare problem.

In this presentation, the following will be shared:

  • An overview of the South African dairy industry and the trends concerning udder health
  • The basics of udder health including the role of the host (cow), the environment and pathogens
  • The important difference between clinical and sub-clinical mastitis and the economic losses in both
  • There will also be a reference to the effect of mastitis milk when it comes to product quality and food safety.
    The focus will be on residues in milk and our role to prevent that
  • The basics of a well-structured and strategic udder health program



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