Research Article | Animal Husbandry Economics

A Brief Analysis of Economic Losses Due to Mastitis in Dairy Cattle

Sharjeel Ashraf Wani, Rather Izhar Ul Haq, Oveas Rafiq Parray, Qurat Ul Ain Nazir, Mohsina Mushtaq, Riyaz Ahmed Bhat, Jalal Udin Parrah, Sandip Chakraborty, Kuldeep Dhama, and Mohd. Iqbal Yatoo

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Shuhama, Alusteng, Srinagar, 190006, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal February 2022: 99 (2) - pages 27 to 31
(Received: , Accepted: )


Mastitis causes huge losses of economy to dairy farmers hence analysis of losses is important for devising interventions to minimize losses and make dairy farming profitable. In this study economic analysis of 59 dairy farmers before, during and after mastitis was carried out in different seasons. This study revealed that mastitis causes losses irrespective of season. Net monthly income from milking cow ranges from 6000-8000 Rs when the overall monthly income from dairy farming ranges from 9000-10000 Rs per farmer. Average drop in milk yield during mastitis is 6-7 kg from 9-10 kg. Average drop in income due to mastitis is 306-335 Rs from 413-458 Rs per cow per day. Interventions improve economic gains and prevent losses. Hence this study provides baseline analysis of economic losses due to mastitis and need for interventions

Key Words: Key words: Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Losses, Mastitis.

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