Keeping cows free of mastitis improves overall animal health and milk quality and prevents any lost profits due to discounts for high somatic cell counts.
Immunity issues within the cow can be demonstrated in many ways including retained placentas, days open, disease outbreaks and high somatic cell counts. Nutrition plays a critical role in maintaining a cow’s immune system and oxidative balance, and keeping them healthy. Feeding antioxidants and amino acids help keep free radicals in check and maintain the oxidative status in the cow. Trace minerals also have been shown to lower somatic cell counts, resulting in healthier cows.