Taking care of udder health in cows

A healthy udder is important in dairy cows. Photo | George Katongole 

What you need to know:

  • Mastitis causes farmers substantial economic losses. Dr Brian Arinaitwe, a livestock expert, says an average clinical case of mastitis costs the dairy producer approximately Shs700,000 in management.

Scientists agree that a dairy cow without a healthy udder will give a farmer less milk. This is simply because the objective of the farmer keeping a cow is to get milk and the part of the cow that gives them milk is the udder. 

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