Use of plant-derived drugs in the prevention and treatment of dairy cow mastitis

  • Ping Xu College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang, China
  • Hanna Fotina Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sumy National Agrarian University, Herasima Kondratieva Str., 160, Sumy, 40021, Ukraine
  • Tetiana Fotina Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sumy National Agrarian University, Herasima Kondratieva Str., 160, Sumy, 40021, Ukraine
  • Sanhu Wang College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang, China
Keywords: Dairy cow mastitis, Plant-derived drugs, Chemical composition, Antimicrobial.


Dairy cow mastitis is one of most seriously diseases affecting dairy herds.  The prevention and treatment of this pathology is especially done through antimicrobials, but the increasing antimicrobial resistance of pathogens to this disease may affect the efficiency of conventional drugs. Plant extracts are increasingly being valued by livestock producers because of their wide sources, low toxic and side effects, and high environmental affinity. Thereby, a lot of research has been conducted on the control of dairy cow mastitis by plant-derived drugs in recent years. This review summarizes the current of the plant types, main active ingredients, and the mechanism of action of plant extracts for preventing and treating dairy cow mastitis. Finally, a review was carried out to prospect the future development of plant extracts in the treatment of dairy cow mastitis.


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How to Cite
Xu, P., Fotina, H., Fotina, T., & Wang, S. (2021). Use of plant-derived drugs in the prevention and treatment of dairy cow mastitis. Ukrainian Journal of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, 4(1), 24-28.