In search of cows that fight off mastitis better than others

Scientists are using molecular research to find animals that show a superior immune response to disease challenges – and perhaps in the long-term to reduce the need for antibiotics


Mastitis control isn’t just about udder management. Some cows simply fight off disease better than others.

Now, using molecular research, veterinarians and animals scientists are trying to develop screens to find the animals that mount a superior immune response to disease challenges.

Better Farming - August/September 2011