University of California

California mastitis test for dairy herd improvement


O. W. Schalm

Author Affiliations

O. W. Schalm is Professor of Veterinary Science, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 15(5):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v015n05p7. May 1961.

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About 30,000 cows in- California are being screened every month by the California Mastitis Test—CMT—applied to milk samples collected for butterfat determination. Owners of dairy herds which show a high level of CMT-positive cows are receiving advice on management. Where indicated, medical treatment is given during the 2-3 months when the milk producing glands are in the resting or dry state.

Schalm O. 1961. California mastitis test for dairy herd improvement. Hilgardia 15(5):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v015n05p7
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