Module 4: Udder Health

Major Objectives: Be able to monitor herd’s udder health data, identify and investigate herd problems of high SCC or clinical mastitis and develop action plans for prevention and treatment

Specific Objectives

  • Identify risk factors that affect the mammary host defenses
  • Utilize mastitis detection strategies to investigate a mastitis problem
  • Utilize mastitis culture results to support decision-making
  • Practice targeted, judicious antibiotic therapy for appropriate infections
  • Identify and assess on-farm DHI records for udder health
  • Produce a mastitis treatment protocol and monitor compliance

Module 4 Evaluation