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2.   Supplementation to prevent subclinical mastitis - A. K. Upadhayay, Pritee Gangwar and Mahesh Kumar

Vet World. 2008; 1(2): 40-41


Effect of supplementation of Zinc, Copper and Levamisole on incidence of subclinical mastitis was studied. The level of zinc increases significantly after supplementation and 75% animals was recovered. However in copper supplemented animals (12) only two animals showed complete recovery. None of the animals in Zinc and Copper supplemented group developed clinical mastitis. In levamisole supplemented group, 50% cows remained in subclinical state while 50% converted in clinical mastitis. So, the zinc supplementation is better over other two supplementation.

Keywords: Subclinical mastitis, California Mastitis Test (CMT), Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Levamisole.