Craig Jopp

750 cows, Pasture - Conventional

New Zealand

Initial situation

Unexplained spike in SCC

SCC normally below 100k, rose to 156k, no apparent cause.

Test Result

High levels of environmental & opportunistic markers

SNAPSHOT™ Result: Some common environmental mastitis markers as well as high levels of opportunistic mastitis markers showing serious deficiencies in teat spraying or minor teat condition issues.
Investigation revealed the new walk over teat sprayer was not performing well.

Corrective Actions Implemented

Teat spraying procedure

Reverted to hand spraying cows at cups off.


SCC back under 100k

After 2 weeks: SCC 91K.
After 4 weeks: Opportunistic mastitis markers not found on second test.

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Waikato Innovation Park
1 Melody Lane
Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

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