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Mastitis Detector

Mastitis and cell count indicators: advanced, electronic technology from Draminski for early detection of invisible subclinical mastitis - the cutting edge in dairy herd management.

A personal message about the Mastitis Detector from Peter Blight........

The original Mastitis detector...

Improves returns by unmasking mastitis in its earliest stage
Early detection of infections enables early treatment, preventing the risk of permanent damage to the udder
Monitors your herd to ensure higher quality milk production

4Q Mast.......

Faster......better........and more convenient.

Detects inflammation of the udder fast and reliably
Shows readings for all 4 quarters at once, allowing them to be compared more easily
Waterproof and shockproof casing enables it to work in the hardest conditions

4 x 4 Mastitis Detector

The newest in the Draminski Mastitis Detector range. Gather readings from all 4 quarters at the same time!

Mastitis Detector 4x4

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How they work
The Mastitis Detector's sensors detect and analyse minute changes occuring in the electrical resistance of a cow's milk; a milk sample from a quarter infected with sub-clinical mastitis will have increased salt content, which results in lower resistence.

Quality milk never fails the test, whilst milk from a quarter with as yet invisible subclinical mastitis will.

Using the Mastitis Detector
Using this small, portable instrument is very simple:

  1. Just fill the measuring cup with a few squirts of milk from the quarter to be inspected
  2. Next simply press the switch and take the reading displayed

Interpreting Readings
The health of any quarter can be determined in seconds!
Subclinical mastitis, or impending mastitis, is indicated by the readings for each quarter and variation between the results.

Healthy quarters
Healthy quarters usually show readings between 330 and 360 units. Readings will, however, normally be slightly higher in young healthy cows (370 - 400) and lower in older cows (300 - -320).

Readings between 250-300 units
Readings in this bracket may indicate either a healthy quarter or subclinical mastitis, depending on the circumstances. Due to physiological differences, it is extremely difficult to define the precise cut off between healthy and sick quarters. Readings in this range can usually be taken as a healthy quarter, especially if no previous readings have shown a higher count (ie it is not a significant drop from the normal reading from the cow). Equally, if previous readings have been higher (ie over 300), the drop may indicate risk of subclinical mastitis.

Readings under 250 units
Readings in any quarter of under 250 units indicate subclinical inflammation of the quarter, or at least great risk of it.



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