mastitis control, disease prevention, dairy cattle, costs
Mastitis is the most costly disease of dairy cattle. The primary economic loss associated with mastitis is lost production due to subclinical mastitis. This loss accounts for nearly two-thirds the costs associated with mastitis or about $126 per cow per year. The remaining one-third of the dollar or about $62 per cow per year are costs associated with discarded milk, drug therapy, veterinarian costs, and culling.
Cassel, E. Kim, "Mastitis Control: Reducing Somatic Cell Counts" (1993). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 105.