Control of Mastitis through dry cow therapy: A review
Muhammad Kashif a, Muhammad Rizwan b*, Muhammad Ali b, Tanveer Ahmad c, Aneela Zameer Durrani d
a Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Jhang, Pakistan
b Bahauddin Zakariya University, Bahadur Campus, Layyah
c Department of Clinical Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
d Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore
Huge economic losses occur due to mastitis in the dairy industry all over the world. These losses can be reduced if mastitis is controlled by effective mastitis control programme. Among these programme dry cow therapy is very much effective to eliminate the existing intramammary infections and preventing new intramammary infections during the dry period and after calving. By adopting dry cow therapy through intramammary route at dry off or systemic dry cow therapy 2 weeks before parturition or combination of these two along with other proper mastitis control managements, we can get rid of these injurious losses in dairy industry. In this review article, advantages of dry cow therapy, methods of dry cow therapy and practical aspects of dry cow therapy are discussed.