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Mastitis disease

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  • October 22, 2021
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Mastitis disease

Part of: Prelims and GS-III – Agriculture 

Context Utilising indigenous knowledge systems shared by a farmer from Gujarat, a poly-herbal and cost-effective medicine has been developed to treat Mastitis disease.

Mastirak Gel

  • National Innovation Foundation (NIF) has identified unique herbal composition shared by a farmer from Gujarat for control of mastitis among farm animals. 
  • A gel preparation has been developed for topical application over the affected udder surface, and a patent has been filed for this composition 
  • It was found that the medication improve the udder health. 
  • It reduced inflammation which is detrimental to the udder.
  • Dairy owners in eight states of the country — Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Chhattisgarh – have benefited by adopting Masirak-anti mastitis herbal medication. 
  • It has reduced the use of antibiotics and helped in the cost-effective management of the disease.

About Mastitis disease

  • It is an infectious disease of dairy cattle.
  • Bovine mastitis is a condition typified by the persistent and inflammatory reaction of the udder tissue due to either physical trauma or infections caused by microorganisms. 
  • The most obvious symptoms of clinical mastitis are abnormalities in: The udder such as swelling, heat, hardness, redness, or pain.
  • The milk has a watery appearance, flakes, clots, or pus.

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