Golden Udder is an externally applied gel designed for controlling mastitis in dairy cows. It can also be used as a soothing treatment for minor skin conditions. Golden Udder is a Veterinary licensed alternative to antibiotics for the treatment of clinical mastitis which means no need to throw away milk. Golden Udder should be used at the first signs of hardness or heat in the udder, or use when the animal shows an uncharacteristic reluctance to be milked. If treating minor skin conditions you can use Golden Udder as soon as they appear on the animal. A 600g tube of Golden Udder contains sufficient for 20-30 applications and Contains zero antibiotics or steroids.
What is Mastitis?
Mastitis is the inflammation of the mammary gland and udder tissue, and is a major endemic disease of dairy cattle. It usually occurs as an immune response to bacterial invasion of the teat canal by variety of bacterial sources present on the farm, and can also occur as a result of chemical, mechanical, or thermal injury to the cow’s udder.
Milk-secreting tissues and various ducts throughout the udder can be damaged by bacterial toxins, and sometimes permanent damage to the udder occurs. Severe acute cases can be fatal, but even in cows that recover there may be consequences for the rest of the lactation and subsequent lactations.
The illness is in most respects a very complex disease, affected by a variety of factors: it can be present in a herd subclinically, where few, if any, symptoms are present in most cows. Practices such as close attention to milking hygiene, the culling of chronically-infected cows, good housing management and effective dairy cattle nutrition to promote good cow health are essential in helping to control herd mastitis levels.
Mastitis is most often transmitted by contact with the milking machine, and through contaminated hands or other materials, in housing, bedding and other equipment. Mastitis treatment and control is one of the largest costs to the dairy industry in the UK, and is also a significant factor in dairy cow welfare. Losses arise from:
- Milk thrown away due to contamination by medication or being unfit to drink.
- A reduction in yields due to illness and any permanent damage to udder tissue.
- The extra labour required to tend to mastitic cows.
- The costs of veterinary care and medicines.
- The cost of reduced longevity due to premature culling.
Features of Golden Udder
- Externally Applied
- Soothing gel
- Control mastitis
- Treat minor skin complaints
- No milk withdrawal