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Mastitis in sheep

Prevention of mastitis is difficult as a single prevention protocol is unlikely to be effective for all mastitis cases, due to the multifactorial nature of the disease and the numerous numbers of bacteria that are associated with mastitis. However, by improving our understanding of the disease, including risk factors, transmission routes and reservoirs, we can aid control strategies.

What can you do?
Current theories for control

Nutrition/Body condition score
Selene’s work
Age
Selene’s work
Long term management
Management practices (Selin)
Breeding/good udder conformation
Ed’s/Selene’s work