DPC 72, Farmers Guide to Somatic Cell Counts in Goats
Item #: DPC-072
This guideline was developed to educate farmers, veterinarians and milk quality specialists on Somatic Cell Counts (SCC) in Goats. The Guideline presents both the physiological causes of elevated SCCs and the mastitis prevention in dairy goats. Included is a two page summary of good milking practices that can be copied and posted in the milking area.
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Table of Contents:
GUIDELINE PREPARATION AND REVIEW PROCESS
STEPS TO PREVENT ELEVATED SOMATIC CELL COUNTS FROM MASTITIS
PROPER MILKING PROCEDURES
CLEAN, DRY, WELL NOURISHED, COMFORTABLE
EFFECTIVE BREEDING PROGRAM
CULL CHRONIC OFFENDERS
SCC CRISIS MANAGEMENT
STEPS TO RAPIDLY REDUCE YOUR BULK TANK SOMATIC CELL COUNT
Culture and treat, dry off or cull
MILKING PROCEDURE USING PREDIPPING
EXPLANATION OF MILKING PROCEDURE
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