Hi, Milk People
Mastitis occurs when harmful bacteria enter the cow’s udder through the teat canal. Usually only one or two quarters are infected(cow has four quarters/parts to her udder).
Mastitis lowers milk production and the cow can become ill and die from it.
Cows get infected by other cows, the environment, like manure, soil and water.
Mastitis can be controlled by cleaning the udder before and after milking, by cleaning the equipment, by feeding the cows well and treating sick cows before things get out of hand.
Leon the Milkman