Relief Milkers Questionaire

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Question 1
What is the optimum time to spray or dip post milking teat disinfectant?
Question 2
What is the recommended acceptable Vacuum level in most milking parlours?
Question 3
What would be the minimum temperature required for a standard hot circulation whilst washing a milking plant?
Question 4
How long on average would you expect to circulate a hot wash?
Question 5
What is the purpose of a plate cooler?
Question 6
What is the required temperature of the milk in the bulk tank prior to collection?
Question 7
What is the purpose of an ACR?
Question 8
Which of the following would indicate a problem with the milking machine's pulsation system?
Question 9
It is a legal requirement to record all medicines administered to milking cows. Which of the following must be recorded? (Tick all that apply)
A) Cow identification (name or number)
B) Date of medicine administration
C) Milk yield of the cow
D) Dose of medicine used and length of treatment
Question 10
Which of the following biosecurity measures are basic requirements for relief milkers in order to avoid the spread of infectious disease from one farm to another? (Tick all that apply)
A) Wearing disposable gloves during milking
B) Wearing clean overalls, boots and protective clothing
C) Do not visit or work on more than one farm during a 24 hour period
D) Do not drink un-pasteurised milk from the farms visited
Question 11
Which of the following clinical signs can be shown by a cow with mastitis? (Tick all that apply)
A) Dehydration (sunken eyes)
B) Abnormal milk (eg. clots, discolouration, change in consistency)
C) Unable to stand
D) Swollen udder
Question 12
12) Are the following statements True or False ( Tick those that are True )
A) Teats should be made wet, either with clean water or a disinfectant immediately prior to cluster attachment in order to reduce the risk of mastitis
B) Liner slipping increases the risk of mastitis
C) Milk fever occurs mainly in heifers
D) Milk fever normally occurs around calving
E) Post milking teat disinfection is used to treat chronic mastitis
F) Post milking teat disinfection is used to maintain healthy teat skin condition
G) Fore milking is carried out to promote milk let down
H) Fore milking is carried out to remove antibiotics from the udder
Question 13
Which of the following steps are important when using an antibiotic intramammary tube to treat a cow with mastitis?
Question 14
In order to ensure good milk let down, what is the optimum time interval between teat preparation before milking and unit attachment?
Question 15
Which of the following is the most reliable sign that a cow is in heat?
Question 16
A cow enters the parlour with a swollen foot and lame. You did not notice that she was lame at the previous milking. Which of the following are appropriate courses of action? (Tick all that apply)
A) Leave the cow for the vet to see later in the week during the routine visit.
B) Examine the foot for signs of an injury or a stone
C) Treat the cow with an antibiotic injection according to the farm health plan
D) Inform the farmer or herd manager
Question 17
5th lactation cow calved 30 minutes ago and is unwilling to stand up. Which course of action would you take?
Question 18
A calving cow has started to show a water bag or foetal membranes at the vulva. Assuming the cow appears comfortable, how long should you wait before intervening if no further progress is being made?
Question 19
A cow that calved 1 week ago enters the parlour at the end of evening milking and does not eat her cake. She is unsteady on her feet, has diarrhoea and you notice that milk from one quarter is discoloured and watery. Which of the following would be an appropriate course of action?
A) Put the cow in a loose box and notify the farmer or herd manager that a sick cow needs to be treated promptly
B) Call out the vet
C) Treat the cow with an intramammary antibiotic tube and an antibiotic injection and let her out with the herd
D) Give her a bottle of calcium in the vein and recheck her in the morning
Question 20
The first milk secreted after calving is called colostrum. Colostrum is important for the calf because it contains:

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