Specific time should also be set aside each year to review and plan mastitis management for the coming lactation. It is also important to assign time to carry out farm maintenance on areas that can reduce mastitis risk in the future. This set time may be the dry period for seasonal herds or alternatively any convenient time for all year round herds.
Farmers should make a time to review cow numbers, and set in place a purchase strategy for buying new cows. SCC, mastitis history and health status should be fully reviewed for all cows coming into the herd.