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Animal Health
Monday, September 15, 2008 5:30:58 PM
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Diagnosing subclinical mastitis
 
Mirinal Kumar Sharma
 
 

Mastitis, from the words "mast" which means breast and "itis" which means inflammation, is defined as an inflammatory reaction of udder tissue to bacterial, chemical, thermal or mechanical injury.

 

Mastitis may be infectious and is caused by microbial organisms or it may be non-infectious resulting from physical injury to the gland. The inflammatory response consists of an increase in blood proteins and white blood cells in the mammary tissue and the milk. The purpose of the response is to destroy the irritant, repair the damaged-tissue and return the udder to normal function.

 
Dairy farmers and veterinarians across the world know well that mastitis means losses - loss of time and money. The disease cripples milk cows and in almost all cases the animal is never able to return to its peak milk yield.
 
 

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Article made possible through the contribution of Vetnex RFCL Limited India.

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