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. Farm Owners can install saber SCC sensor to detect mastitis in cows.
The diagnosis of subclinical infection is more problematic because of the milk appears normal but increased the number of cells which are normally somatic.
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.
Cultural suspected cow's 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 the online SCC saber sensors to get detailed information about the detection of mastitis in cows.
Individual cow 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 in bulk tank from time to time.