Mastitis is one of the costliest health problems of dairy cattle and is a major source of economic loss to dairy farmers. Somatic cell count (SCC) in milk is one of the best indicators of udder health status both in pathogenic and non-pathogenic cases.
It results in a significant reduction in milk yield, due to damage of milk producing tissues in the udder. The somatic cell count is the number of cells present in milk (body cells as distinguished from invading bacterial cells). It is used as an indicator of udder infection. Somatic cell counts higher than 283,000 cells/ ml indicate the presence of mastitis (Reneau, 1986).
Udder health & Mineral Nutrition:
Adequate mineral nutrition may be used as a strategy to optimize immune system function by the reduction of metabolic and oxidative stress; and therefore it may have a positive effect on the defense mechanisms of the mammary gland against mastitis(Weiss and Wyatt, 2002).
Maintains skin integrity and the keratin lining of the teat canal promotes wound healing, improves immunity.
Connective tissue formation helps to reduce E.Coli mastitis.
Formation of collagen tissue & promotes wound healing
Methionine source, rumen-active component
provides MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, a highly bioavailable source of
zinc, copper, and manganese.
Mintrex Zn has reduced 55% SCC in 28 Days
TRIAL RESULTS : Objective and protocol
- Study of Mintrex Zn on SCC in CMT-positive animals.
- Study duration - 28 days.
- No of animals - 30 (HF X and Jersey X) with less than 100 DIM positive for CMTwere selected.
- Dose 2.Sg/h/d.
- SCC, Milk yield, FAT, and SNF were tested for the treated animals ondays0,3,7,14, and 28.
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