Revista Cubana de Plantas Medicinales
versión ISSN 1028-4796
ALMEIDA SCHIAVON, Diane Bender et al. Use of medicinal plants for antisepsis of cows' teat after milking. Rev Cubana Plant Med [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp. 253-259. ISSN 1028-4796.
Introduction: the agro-ecological system of milk production is limited in terms of sustainable alternatives for animal health promotion. The control of mastitis with medicinal plants can be economically and environmentally viable. Objectives: to evaluate the use of antiseptics in the post-milking teat disinfection. Methods: the comparison of conventional and herbal extracts in treating the new intramammarial infections. Results: the weekly prevalence of California Mastitis Test ranged from 29.5 to 17.1 % in group 1 and from 29.7 to 19.6 % in group 2 but no significant difference was found in any week. The incidence of positive culture for Staphylococcus/Streptococcus was 3.93 and 6.96/1 000 quarters/day for groups 1 and 2 respectively, being p= 0.057. There were four cases of clinical mastitis during the experiment, two cases in each treatment. Conclusions: the use of plant extracts in the post-milking teat disinfection may be useful for agro-ecological systems of milk production.
Palabras llave : mastitis; medicinal plants; Tagetes minuta.