The original Mastitis detector...
||Improves returns by unmasking mastitis
in its earliest stage
||Early detection of infections enables
early treatment, preventing the risk of permanent damage to
||Monitors your herd to ensure higher
quality milk production
||Detects inflammation of
the udder fast and reliably
||Shows readings for all 4 quarters at
once, allowing them to be compared more easily
||Waterproof and shockproof casing enables
it to work in the hardest conditions
4 x 4 Mastitis Detector
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How they work
The Mastitis Detector's sensors detect
and analyse minute changes occuring in the electrical resistance
of a cow's milk; a milk sample from a quarter infected with sub-clinical
mastitis will have increased salt content, which results in lower
Quality milk never
fails the test, whilst milk from a quarter with as yet invisible
subclinical mastitis will.
Using the Mastitis
Using this small, portable instrument
is very simple:
- Just fill the measuring cup with a few squirts of milk from
the quarter to be inspected
- Next simply press the switch and take the reading displayed
The health of any quarter can be determined
Subclinical mastitis, or impending
mastitis, is indicated by the readings for each quarter and variation
between the results.
Healthy quarters usually show readings
between 330 and 360 units. Readings will, however, normally be slightly
higher in young healthy cows (370 - 400) and lower in older cows
(300 - -320).
Readings between 250-300 units
Readings in this bracket may indicate either
a healthy quarter or subclinical mastitis, depending on the circumstances.
Due to physiological differences, it is extremely difficult to define
the precise cut off between healthy and sick quarters. Readings
in this range can usually be taken as a healthy quarter, especially
if no previous readings have shown a higher count (ie it is not
a significant drop from the normal reading from the cow). Equally,
if previous readings have been higher (ie over 300), the drop may
indicate risk of subclinical mastitis.
Readings in any quarter of under 250 units indicate subclinical
inflammation of the quarter, or at least great risk of it.