Don’t settle for a quick mastitis fix

Don't settle for a quick mastitis fix

May 23, 2014
POSTED BY: Bradley Mills | DVM | Senior Veterinarian | Dairy Technical Services | Zoetis

With milk quality as a primary focus on their dairies, producers Kara Hale and Chad Martin know that a quick fix for mastitis might only be a temporary solution.

 Treating for a day or two until symptoms seem to subside and milk looks normal could lead to relapses and chronically infected cows that spread bacteria to their herdmates. Increase your chance of a bacteriological cure. Use an appropriate antibiotic with a flexible label that allows you to tailor your protocol. That means treating for as few as two days or delivering extended therapy for up to eight days, depending on the infection severity and pathogen involved.

 In this Milk Quality Focus video, learn how Hale and Martin incorporate SPECTRAMAST® LC (ceftiofur hydrochloride) Sterile Suspension with extended therapy to help achieve a complete, bacteriological cure, promote cow health and improve milk quality. Click here to watch the video.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: People with known hypersensitivity to penicillin or cephalosporins should avoid exposure to SPECTRAMAST LC. Product requires a 72-hour milk discard period and a 2 day pre-slaughter withdrawal period following the last treatment. Use of this product in a manner other than indicated on the label, or failure to adhere to proper milk discard period, will result in violative residues. See full Prescribing Information, here.

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