Now Available on CD-ROM!
Teat Condition Portfolio
Distributed by the National Mastitis Council
The condition of cows' teats provides important information about the udder health status of a herd. Teat end condition may reveal the quality of herd management; correctness of the milking system and milking process; the existence of unacceptable environmental conditions; and infectious diseases.
The Teat Condition Portfolio, assembled by members of "Teat Club International", is intended to be an educational tool to aid in diagnosing various teat conditions that might be encountered on the farm.
Teat Club International (TCI) is a group of researchers, veterinarians, and udder health advisors interested in sharing their knowledge to help diagnose and correct teat conditions. Eric Hillerton, Institute for Animal Health, Compton, United Kingdom, is a member of TCI and has been the primary driver behind the production of this CD-ROM.
The CD includes 159 full-color images. The images are categorized into four types of teat condition:
Each category is further divided into various sub-sections. All images on the CD are searchable by keywords.
Also included on the CD are 26 "discussion slides" to test your knowledge of teat conditions; four discussion papers on teat end condition presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Mastitis and Milk Quality (held in September 2001); and a bibliography of additional references.
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