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2 Oct 2020 - Management advice on udder health

Feed effect on udder health

The impact of feeding on udder health and SCC is complex but data shows that malnutrition reduces animal’s resistance to diseases and causes malfunction of the immune system. With changes in animal’s nutrition status at calving and changes in feeding in general, the immune response is drastically reduced.

So, the task here is to find the reasons for this imbalance in cow’s nutritional status. Susceptibility to udder infections is connected to the factors like:

Negative energy balance
Rapid change in feeding routines
Lack or excess of nutritional substances
Feed quality
We will cover these in the following tips.