What Did You Learn?
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What is an Udder
What is an udder? Why is it important?
What is meant by udder conformation? Why is it important?
Why are skin and subcutaneous tissue important?
What is subcutaneous tissue?
What is the MSL and why is it important?
What is the lateral suspensory ligament and why is it important?
What is a pendulous udder and why is it a problem?
What is the streak canal and why is it important?
What is keratin and why is it important?
What is Furstenburg's rosette and why is it important?
What is the teat cistern?
What is the gland cistern? What does it do?
How does milk get to the gland cistern?
What are alveoli? Why are they important?
The Milk Production Process
How is milk released from the cow?
What effect does the hormone, adrenalin, have on the milk production process? What might you do to cause the release of adrenalin?
How does a milking machine work?
What are the two conflicting forces used to protect the cow during milking?
Teat End Condition
Why is maintaining a healthy teat important?
What causes hyperkeratosis?
How can bovine teat papillomatosis or teat warts be prevented?
What are the symptoms of bovine herpes mammillitis? How is it spread from cow to cow? When is the disease most likely to occur?
When are cows most likely to develop pseudocowpox?
How can you prevent teat injuries?
What effect does cold weather have on teat end condition?
What's the best way to use a teat dip in cold weather?
How are emollients helpful?
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