Somatic cells (cells, leukocytes)
The somatic cell counters Ekomilk Scan+ and Ekomilk Horizon, have been designed for fast and cost-effective udder health and milk quality control on dairy farms and in milk collection points.
Regular somatic cell count (SCC as performed by dairy herd improvement associations or DHI) is a crucial element in the process of preventing, detecting and medically treating mastitis, the most common dairy disease.
Thanks to reliable cell count, udder inflammations (mastitis, IMI, often infections so intramammary infections) can be detected at an early stage, per animal and even per quarter. Such early detection allows to separate and examine animals with a high cell result, also for sub-clinical cases. It allows for taking actions timely.
In this way, you can lower the chance of spreading the pathogens (microbes, bacteria) to other animals in the herd and facilitate a quick recovery with less milk production losses.
With this approach the milk quality in the milk tank will improve, together with animal welfare and longevity. Finally you can expect a positive impact on sustainability and farm profits.
With Ekomilk Scan + and Ekomilk Horizon, the cost per SCC test is almost 0. You can measure whenever you want and as often as you want. This method is reliable and precise because it's a digital CMT (California Mastitis Test) as you can see in the Ekomilk product specifications.
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