Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Failure of milk let down (Farmer Factsheet)

Contributor(s): Owen Atkinson, Vetstream Ltd, Sophie Mahendran

  • Failure of milk let down/ejection leads to a reduced or absent milk flow when the cluster is applied.
  • This is usually a problem in first calving heifers.
  • Failure of milk let down will lead to reduced milk production and thus have a negative impact on the profits of the farm.
  • Various factors may be involved in its occurrence:
    • Hormonal.
    • Stress.
    • Disease.
    • Poorly maintained milking equipment.
    • Agalactiae is: the failure of lactation (milk production) after parturition and is dealt with as a separate subject.

Reasons for failure of milk let down

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