Mastitis, an ailment of dairy cattle
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In News: Utilising indigenous knowledge system shared by a farmer from Gujarat, a poly-herbal and cost-effective medicine has been developed to treat Mastitis, an infectious disease of dairy cattle.
- Mastitis is a common infectious disease, which affects farm productivity due to fall in milk quality, thus impacting income-generating activities.
- Treatment of infected animals with antibiotics poses a public health hazard.
- This medicine has reduced the use of antibiotics and helped in the cost-effective management of the disease.
News Source: PIB