Diagnosis is based on clinical mastitis milk for abnormal appearance. Milk may be color, watery, bloody or have the appearance of serum. Abnormal milk can also contain varying amounts of cat and freezing. The amount of swelling, pain severity and the overall appearance of the cow will indicate the severity of infection and serves as a guide to treatment.
The diagnosis of subclinical infection is more problematic because of the milk appears normal cell number but typically somatic increases.
The diagnosis of subclinical mastitis can be made in a variety of ways including direct measurement of the level of somatic cell count (SCC) or indirectly by the California Mastitis Test (CMT) in the quarter suspects.
Culture suspected cow milk or quarters (bulk sample) will identify the presence of mastitis pathogens but will not give a measure of the level of inflammation associated with infection. You can find saber SCC sensors online to get detailed information about detecting mastitis in cows.
Individual cow SCC will provide a determination of the level of infection in the herd. bulk tank somatic cell count (BTSCC) is done routinely as an indication of the quality of milk but BTSCC can be used to monitor the level of health of the udder when the score was monitored bulk tank from time to time.
Milk culture of clinical quarters, fresh cows, high SCC, chronic infection or the whole herd will also provide a lot of information about udder health and provide a basis for attacking the problem. Combining data from milk culture and information SCC provides you with mastitis pathogens herd inventory, image distribution and indication of their relative importance of each pathogen in the herd.