Mastitis is the irritation of the mammary organ and udder tissue, and is a noteworthy endemic infection of dairy cows. Mastitis occurs when bacteria (or bugs) get into the udder which causes an infection. These bacteria can be introduced many different ways such as: poor milking procedures, milking machine faults, teat injuries, and direct exposure to bacteria in the environment. The most visible sign of mastitis is a change in the milk such as clots, looking watery and/or bloody. The udder may also be warm, swollen and painful to the touch and is sometimes accompanied by fever, depression, and lack of appetite. All cows with mastitis will also have an increase in Somatic Cell Count (SCC).
Related Journals to Mastitis
International Journal of Dairy Technology, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis, Veterinary Science & Technology, Journal of Animal Science, Global Journal of Dairy Farming and Milk Production, Journal of Food and Dairy Technology, Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene, Food Microbiology, Journal of Microbiology and Pathology