Mastitis causes great, economic damage through daily milk loss in the current and subsequent lactation and reduces animal welfare.In addition, the disease is often also responsible for the greatest amount of drug use.
The frequency of mastitis also shows its massive impact on animal health and farm performance: according to studies, up to 50% of a herd per year develops mastitis,and on average 25% of the herd suffers from clinical mastitis. Furthermore, the disease is one of the three main reasons why dairy cows leave the farm.
In addition, mastitis negatively affects the reproductive performance of dairy cows. On average, it takes 40 days longer for cows that have had mastitis to become pregnant (compared to cows that have not had mastitis).
It becomes clear that not only animal welfare, but also profitability speaks in favor of taking preventive measures and reacting early in the case of mastitis. Because: The earlier you can react, the less damage there will be.