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Tip of the Month

When dry treating cows, attention to the details is important to prevent new infections
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  • After milking, clean each teat end with an alcohol pad starting with the teat farthest away. Continue cleaning the teat end until the alcohol pad remains “white”. Use a new alcohol pad to clean each teat end.
  •  Starting with the teat closest and finishing with the teat farthest away, partially insert the infusion tip of the antibiotic carefully into the teat streak canal and slowly depress the plunger. Repeat for other 3 teats.
  • Repeat infusion procedure with a tube of teat sealant for each teat. Pinch the top of the teat when infusing.
  • Be careful not to contaminate the tip of the infusion tube.
  • When finished, dip each teat with post-dip.
  • Mark cow so everyone knows she is dry. Remove cow from the milking herd to prevent accidently milking.
  • Record information of product used, cow id, date etc in permanent records.

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