Ellesmere Road, Bronington, Wrexham

Focus Site Project: Selective Dry Cow Therapy – Reducing the use of
Antibiotics at drying off

Project aims:

  • investigate the effects of implementing a selective dry cow therapy on an AYR calving high yielding dairy herd. 
  • Observation of the short and medium term effect of implementing an SDCT protocol.
  • The effect on mastitis levels over a period of a year to trial the benefits of using selective antibiotic use and to monitor any disadvantages.
  • To help farms to make a comprehensive decision on SDCT for their own farms especially those who are on a supermarket or specific milk contact.

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