Methods and concepts of epidemiology offer means whereby udder health can be monitored and evaluated. Prerequisite to a sound epidemiologic approach is development of measures of mastitis that minimize biases and that account for sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests. Mastitis surveillance offers an ongoing and passive system for evaluation of udder health, whereas clinical and observational trials offer a more proactive and developmental approach to improving udder health.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Animals