Reply To: Mastitis In Sheep and Goats

  • theholisticgoat

    April 28, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Feeding Mastitic Milk to Calves:Review


    Milk from cows treated with antibiotics
    for mastitis and other disorders has been
    fed to young calves in fresh or fermented
    form. Growth of calves so fed bas been
    similar to that of control animals offered
    fermented colostrum or other liquid
    feeds. Incidence of health disorders in
    mastitic milk-fed calves has been no
    greater than in those fed control milks.
    Mastitic milk preserved by addition of
    propionic acid or formaldehyde was
    relatively unpalatable to the calves.
    Limited data indicate that first-lactation
    cows fed mastitic milk as calves suffered
    no more udder trouble than did their
    mates formerly given other liquid feeds.