Last Modified on Nov 06, 2013
Are you a dairy farmer or beef cattleman? Even if you only own a cow or two, you are likely to have troubles with mastitis, a common ailment involving an infection that causes inflammation of the cow's mammary glands. Mastitis can reduce milk production, negatively affect calf development, and the infection can be passed along via the milk.
The cow's bag may be sensitive, red, hot, and swollen as a result of the bacterial infection that causes mastitis. It may affect only one teat at a time but can be passed throughout a herd by calves or by flies.
Natural Cures: Good nutrition is essential, and open field grazing is likelier to reduce infection rates than in barn-fed cows. Extensive historical use and veterinary studies indicate that apple cider vinegar added to feed can cure a mastitis infection and reduce transmission rates of the bacteria.
|Apple Cider Vinegar||5|
|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)||17%|
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] I've been feeding ACV to my cows on & off for about 5 years now. I have added to the total mix ration (in a mixer wagon) at the rate of 60ml per head per day but have now reverted to pouring it in the water troughs daily or every other day. We think it is doing some good but still get recurring cases of mastitis in some cows and the odd new case occasionally. I haven't had the courage to stop using antibiotics but have cut back on the amount we used to use. New cases are drenched 100 mls mixed with water 2 x a day - seems to help. Not sure if it is the ACV or the seaweed but their feet are much harder now - so are my toenails since I started taking it!!
[YEA] I knew a farmer who never used expensive and dangerous penicillin when his cows got mastitis ,as he had orchards near him he gave his cows CV daily as a prevention and it worked well. I used to use Cv allot but now I am going to put some on my tongue and curl it then draw in a deep breath to nebulise it
[YEA] I knew a farmer who never used expensive and dangerous penicillin when his cows got mastitis ,as he had orchards near him he gave his cows CV daily as a prevention and it worked well. I used to use Cv allot but now I am going to put some on my tongue and curl it then draw in a deep breath to nebulise it.
EC: CV = Cider Vinegar
Replied by Dawn