Utilisation of Kersen (Muntingia Calabura L.) Leaf Decoction as Teat Dipping in Dairy Cattle in Cijeruk Sub-District, Bogor District
Subclinical mastitis often occurs in dairy cattle with a prevalence of up to 80%, due to lack of awareness of the importance of teat dipping in the implementation of milking. The study was conducted to determine the effect of kersen leaf decoction as a natural teat dipping on subclinical mastitis in dairy cattle. The study was conducted from April to June 2023 on 15 dairy cows given 3 treatments with 5 adventures, namely P0 (control/no teat dipping), P1 (teat dipping with Iodine) and P2 (teat dipping with kersen leaf decoction). The parameters observed in this study were the level of subclinical mastitis in dairy cows using the CMT and DMD test methods. The effect of giving kersen leaf decoction can reduce the positive score of subclinical mastitis cases in cattle to 25%, so it can be used as an alternative to povidone iodine for teat dipping in an effort to reduce and prevent subclinical mastitis in cattle.