The impact of feeding on udder health and SCC is complex but data shows that malnutrition reduces animal’s resistance to diseases and causes malfunction of the immune system. With changes in animal’s nutrition status at calving and changes in feeding in general, the immune response is drastically reduced.
So, the task here is to find the reasons for this imbalance in cow’s nutritional status. Susceptibility to udder infections is connected to the factors like:
- Negative energy balance
- Rapid change in feeding routines
- Lack or excess of nutritional substances
- Feed quality