Develop your knowledge and understanding of escherichia coli mastitis in cows. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the mastitis course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of escherichia coli mastitis in cows, including:
Cause – all strains of Escherichia coli.
Signs – vary from mild (clots in milk only) to severe (udder inflammation, pyrexia, systemic illness).
Diagnosis – positive culture from an aseptic milk sample. Often associated with no growths.
Treatment – NSAIDs, intramammary antibiotic tubes, fluids, stripping out, systemic antibiotics, calcium.
Prognosis – very good to guarded. The toxic presentation is considered a veterinary emergency so treatment should be initiated as soon as possible.
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This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.
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