™AKTIVPULS

The relationship between
Hyperkeratosis and Mastitis.

Take the first step towards
eliminating Hyperkeratosis
and Mastitis.

“ On the left : teat end without hyperkeratosis. On the right : teat end with hyperkeratosis which forms the ideal environment for contagious bacteria growth ”.

Get in Touch

Talk to us on +32/ 479 930 175

  • 1. The teat canal forms the key primary physical and chemical barrier to the invasion of mastitis pathogens in the udder (Hamann, 1987).
  • 2. Ideally, the muscles around the teat duct contract, closing the teat canal in between milkings, which stops the movement of bacteria from the teat opening to the gland.
  • 3. Many studies have concluded that well-conditioned teat ends are important in restricting the bacterial colonisation of the mammary gland.
  • Progressive stages of Hyperkeratosis:
  • 4. Repeated milkings will often lead to changes in the teat-end tissue and callous rings will form around the orifice.
  • 5. These changes are the result of the build-up of callous tissue and are associated with the forces created by the vacuum and are exacerbated by aggressive milking.
  • 6. Whilst other factors have an influence, the importance of milking management, the milking environment and/or the milking machine remain critical.
  • 7. During the suction phase, the vacuum should be at approximately 40kPa to achieve optimal milking. During the rest phase this needs to be reduced below 20 kPa.
  • 8. Studies from the University of Giesen, the Agricultural Institute of Saxony and the Technical University of Munchen-Weihenstephan show that a lower rest phase vacuum reduces the formation of teat rings and damage to the teat end (Hyperkeratosis).
  • 9. It’s widely accepted that Mastitis will cost anything up to £300.00/per annum. In terms of vet fees, lost milk production and the increased susceptibility to further Mastitis

The ™AKTIVPULS System

is proven to achieve optimal milking using lower teat end vacuum, particularly during the rest phase.

To understand how this can help you either call Filip Jamart on +32/479.930.175 or e-mail him: f.jamart@aktivpulseurope.com

By using this website you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use