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750 cows, Pasture - Conventional
Unexplained spike in SCC
SCC normally below 100k, rose to 156k, no apparent cause.
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.