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The effect of udder infections on the lactose, solids-not-fat (SNF) and fat contents of milk was studied in eight commercial herds of Friesian cows. Udder quarters infected during the mid-lactation period of 84 days varied between herds from 19 to 58% and averaged 40% for all herds. The incidence...

Walsh, J. P.; Neave, F. K.
Irish Journal of Agricultural Research, 1968, 7, pp 81-91

Simple hygiene routines to reduce new udder infection, combined with antibiotic therapy for clinical mastitis and for all cows drying off, were applied in 30 commercial herds. After two years, the levels of infection had fallen from 55% to 22% of cows and from 28% to 9% of quarters. Clinical...

Kingwill, R. G.; Neave, F. K.; Dodd, F. H.; Griffin, T. K.; Westgarth, D. R.; Wilson, C. D.
Veterinary Record, 1970, 87, pp 94-100