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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

A review of infrared thermography: Boon in early detection of mastitis

Deeksha and Sonia Sindhu
Mastitis is the most frequent disease of dairy cows and has well-recognized detrimental effects on animal wellbeing and dairy farm profitability. Since the beginning of modern dairy farming, producers have sought effective methods to minimize the occurrence of mastitis in their herds. The objective of this paper is to review and highlight important advances in detection of mastitis. Reduction or complete loss in milk production affects farmer’s income. Milk has to be discarded for 3 days during treatment and 3 days post treatment for withholding period. Several traditional methods used to detect mastitis are somatic cell count, microbial culture techniques, electrical conductivity, ultrasonography etc. SSC is more important to diagnose subclinical mastitis. Infrared thermography is a relatively new tool for diagnostics in animal health. It can perceive inflammation induced skin temperature changes and therefore can be employed for screening subclinical mastitis via measuring USST. It has highly predictive diagnostic ability similar to CMT.
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How to cite this article:
Deeksha and Sonia Sindhu. A review of infrared thermography: Boon in early detection of mastitis. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2284-2287.

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