Online resource provides assessment of various teat health scenarios
The Post-milking Teat Disinfection Fact Sheet addresses various types of post-milking teat disinfectants, including those used for different seasons. Always thoroughly review manufacturer label claims and directions for mixing, use and storage prior to deciding if a product is right for a dairy farm. The Fact Sheet guides users with teat dip application, handling, storage, use and methods for protecting efficacy. This NMC resource also discusses teat dip cups, sprays and automated milking systems.
NMC leaders remind dairy producers that good teat disinfectants have efficacy against the major mastitis pathogens, are economical, easy to apply and help maintain or promote good skin condition. Only use products that are registered or licensed with the appropriate regulatory authority in your jurisdiction. For example, regulatory authorities include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Veterinary Drugs Directorate of Health Canada, and European Medicines Evaluation Agency. In the
National Mastitis Council is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world.