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Animal Welfare
Cow welfare and ‘quarter culling’
  1. Guda van der Burgt, Secretary1,
  2. Elizabeth Berry, Chairman2 and
  3. Karen Lancaster3
  1. National Mastitis Group, AHVLA – Luddington, Luddington, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 9SJ
  2. National Mastitis Group, DairyCo, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2TL e-mail:
  3. BCVA animal welfare representative, DairyCo, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2TL

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WE write on behalf of the National Mastitis Group (formerly Central Mastitis Review Group), a group of mastitis experts drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds including vets and the farming industry.

‘Quarter culling’ involves the infusion of a substance into the udder to destroy the secretory function of the quarter being treated. It is generally considered …

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