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Bulletin of the IDF N° 448/ 2011: Suggested Interpretation of Mastitis Terminology

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Bulletin of the IDF No. 448/2011

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Guide to unambiguous usage of mastitis terms intended to minimize differences in usage in different English-speaking countries and thereby facilitate communication between mastitis specialists and users of mastitis data, bearing in mind the importance of mastitis in animal welfare and economics of milk production. Recent mastitis and other literature (IDF, Codex and other) has been reviewed to incorporate terms resulting from improvements in knowledge in the past 12 years.

Revision of Bulletin of IDF N° 338/1999.

Keywords: mastitis, somatic cell count (scc), milk production, mastitis control, mastitis treatment, animal health

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