Use of Herbal Preparations in Dry Cow Management against Sub Clinical Mastitis – An Alternative Approach
Tripti Kumari Champak Bhakat Rajeev Kumar Choudhary
Vol 9(3), 21-27
Sub clinical mastitis is the most prevalent disease in the dairy cows due to managemental problem which causes huge economic losses to the farmers. Animals are susceptible to new intramammary infections both at the beginning and end of dry period. Dry cow management is an important tool to control sub clinical mastitis. Managing dry cows by use of an antibiotics causes a detrimental effect on both human and animal health. So, at present herbs are gaining importance for treating the cow against mastitis. Use of herbal preparations by intramammary route, teat sealants either internally or externally or combination therapy can help in the reduction of new intramammary infections as well as cure existing infection from the udder of cow. Hence, use of herbal preparations to control sub clinical mastitis in dairy cow can be an innovative and alternative approach in cattle health care practices.
Keywords : Sub clinical mastitis Dry cow management Intramammary Herbal preparations
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