Model Mastitis Control Program
Antibiotics are commonly used in the treatment of mastitis in dairy cows, and dairy practitioners play an important role in implementing antimicrobial drug stewardship in this industry. This module provides guidance on the judicious use of antibiotics in the treatment of mastitis in dairy cows. Common mastitis pathogens are discussed, as are factors to consider when selecting an antibiotic drug, as well as management measures that can help prevent mastitis in dairy cows.
This submodule outlines a mastitis management program that can serve as a model for dairy practitioners. By the end of the module, you will be able to:
- discuss the general guidelines for the judicious use of antibiotics in the treatment of mastitis.
- describe the factors to consider in the selection of an antimicrobial drug for mastitis treatment.
- outline the preventive measures that may be taken on a dairy farm regarding mastitis.