Year: 2016 | Month: April | Volume 6 | Issue 2

Intramammary Propolis Formulation for Prevention and Treatment of Mastitis in Dairy Ruminants (RC.2.2.08-0003)

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Mastitis, an inflammation of the mammary gland, is the most widespread health problem of dairy cows, goats and sheep (Bačić et al. 2015., Mačešić et al. 2012). Its prevention and treatment contribute to significant financial loss to the milk producers. New research shows
that the total loss due to clinical mastitis in dairy cows is estimated between 110 and 550 litres of milk per lactation, depending on the individual cow. The costs of clinical mastitis include unusable milk, medications and veterinary care costs, extra labour and premature culling (Sharma et al. 2012). Depending on the form of mastitis the treatments cost between 50 and 150 $US per animal

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