17 May 1996

Disease control

MASTITIS recording and analysis is the key to reducing the disease that costs an average of £80 a case.

So claims DAISYs Dick Esslemont, one of the authors of two new mastitis control booklets, Understanding and Tackling Mastitis in Dairy Herds.

"Records have not been kept well in the past," he says. "Its vital to record cow ID, date, quarter and treatment."