Read first-hand what farmers think of SCC testing devices
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We have really benefitted from using the RT10. We have been able to isolate cattle from our milking animals with high SCC counts until the mastitis was cleared up (identified as streptococcus). One animal we have not been able to clear, we are treating with ‘in teat’ antibiotics. I did 15 tests in June and July. This is our calving time now, and on two occasions we have been able to begin early treatment following a test on cows with their calves before the infections became serious, and possibly chronic. The beauty of the RT10 is that we are able to isolate infected cattle until we get them [healthy], which is quite amazing especially when there are no visible external indications of infection.
The Dairy Quality SCC tester is a great tool. I use it on a regular basis to get cell counts. In about five minutes, you can have the results; no more waiting for three days. It is money well-spent.