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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Pp. 017-019 in Fifth International Dairy Housing Proceedings of the 29-31 January 2003 Conference (Fort Worth, Texas USA)  701P0203.(doi:10.13031/2013.11596)
Authors:   H. Spencer

Mastitis is a significant cause of economic loss on dairy farms. The losses arise from decreased current and future production, treatment costs, milk discard costs, quality premium losses, and premature death and culling. These losses need to be minimized through timely implementation of economically justified interventions.

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