Treatment of Mastitis in Cattle

Erin Royster, Sarah Wagner

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The understanding of mastitis, its cause, and the rationale for treatment or nontreatment of mastitis under various circumstances continues to evolve. This article presents research-based evidence about the use or nonuse of drugs to treat mastitis. Nondrug factors involved in decision making about mastitis, including cow characteristics and the epidemiology of mastitis, are also briefly discussed. This article provides information that helps in the making of knowledgeable, evidence-based decisions about therapy for mastitis. Focus is primarily on the use of antimicrobial drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-46
Number of pages30
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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  • Antimicrobial
  • Cow
  • Dairy
  • Dry
  • Evidence
  • Lactating
  • Mastitis
  • Therapy


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