Vet Services

Limuru Dairy have a Veterinary department fully empowered with motor vehicles, motor bikes and qualified personnel. The Vet department has over the years upgraded.


We offer both Clinical/surgical services as performed by a fulltime veterinary surgeon and Artificial insemination services done two fulltime paravets. They are well facilitated to give on farm visit for service delivery. Mastitis is the inflammation of cow’s udder tissue. It’s the most common disease in dairy cattle. Mastitis occurs when white blood cells (leukocytes), are released into the mammary gland, usually in response to an invasion of bacteria of the teat canal. Milk secreting tissue and various ducts throughout the mammary gland are damaged due to toxins by the bacteria. Mastitis can also occur as a result of chemical, mechanical, or thermal injury. Sign include abnormalities in the udder and milk such as swelling, heat, redness, hardness, pain, watery appearance, flakes, or clots in milk. When infected with subclinical mastitis, a cow does not show any visible signs of infection. Mastitis is spread though contact with contaminated hands, milking machine, milking towels and beddings. Prevention include proper milk hygiene and procedures, drying cows with intramammary infusion, regular monitoring with strip cup, use of post milking disinfectants, cow shed disinfection and provision of clean beddings. So far, it’s the most costly disease to treat but the very easy to prevent. Milk from infected quarters pose a public health risk and should be discarded especially when under treatment. Culling of cows with chronic mastitis is sometimes the last option.

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