Mastitis Subclinica is a subclinical state of udder inflammation.
The disease is common in Dairy cows, sheep and goats. Symptoms are not visible at first sight, so the infection can take a long time (even several months) before it develops. In these cases, self-healing in livestock rarely occurs. The subclinical form without visible symptoms such as: pain, redness, swelling or udder hardness, occurs up to 30 times more often than the clinical form that produces the symptoms described above. Sub-Clinical mastitis will cause a decrease in milk output, an increase in somatic cell count and overall drop in milk quality. This all leads to lower production, decreased profitability and financial loss.
udder inflammation diagram in cattle
How to detect MASTITIS?
Inflammatory symptoms are accompanied by an increase in the amount of salt in milk, which changes its resistance. Mastitis detection with resistance methods can be easily performed with the DRAMINSKI MD4x4Q2 Mastitis Detector. This method is currently considered to be the most effective, less invasive and with an easy testing process. The latest generation of the device additionally gives you the possibility of testing samples from four quarters at once in a cow or two in sheep and goats. The MD4x4Q2 can save the results in built-in memory or even watch the progress of treatment using a desktop application. Bear in mind that this device does not count somatic cells.
Prevention before curing diseases
The Mastitis Detector has been designed for effective, easy and convenient monitoring of cow’s udder health and to minimize financial losses related to milk production. Bear in mind that the cleanliness of the barn environment and milker’s hands is crucial for animal’s health, so pathogens do not spread to the udder and teats. The teats should be disinfected after each milking process.
Benefits of using the MD4x4Q2 Mastitis Detector:
Maximize your milk production
Using an effective method of sub-clinical mastitis detection assures a high quality and quantity of produced milk
Maintain a healthy herd and improve the economy of breeding
Manage the test results that enable the detection of subclinical (asymptomatic) inflammation
Early detection and a quick decision to treat possible illness before costly antibiotic therapy will be needed
-The second-generation aparatus has been equipped with a large internal memory, thanks to which the breeder will be able to save up to 250 identities of animals (e.g. ear tag number) and make as many as 200,000 measurements along with the exact date and time of the test. Thanks to this function, the Milker will make sure that each cow has been tested before connecting the milking machine. The device is also useful to test the effectiveness of the treatment process the use of antibiotic therapy. Only the treatment of inflammation in the early stages of infection is the most effective and the cheapest. Recording your results is an effective way to monitor udder health in your dairy animals.
Application for breeders
We’ve created a special, free-of-charge application that allows easy transfer of saved data from the device to the computer for further analysis and archiving. The application will automatically recognize the detector, after connecting via the mini-USB port. Manage your herd’s health in one place.
The application offers:
Convenient analysis of collected data and archiving
Possibility to add special descriptions to the measurements saved in the program
The ability to create graphs of the measurements carried out and print or save as a JPG file
The ability to generate reports on the results and then print or save as a PDF file
Ability to manually select results, animal numbers, etc.
The ability to generate spreadsheets.
Features of DRAMINSKI MD4x4Q2 Mastitis Detector
Language version option
Real time clock
Automatic shutdown option
Displays messages and button tips
Management of animals saved in the memory of the device (adding, deleting, formatting the memory), as well as the ability to preview the saved results from the menu item (without using the application).
Before each subsequent test, remember to rinse the measuring cups with water and then dry them. Before washing the device, make sure that the battery door and the mini-USB input are closed properly.
DRAMINSKI MD4x4Q2 mastitis detector
Reusable transport box (handy, light, durable and water resistant)
Manual user instructions
4 AA batteries, 1.5V (LR6)
USB cable for communication with a computer
Lanyard for the device (protects the device against dropping and damage).