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Field trial evaluations of a novel persistent barrier teat dip for preventing mastitis during the dry period and as a potential substitute for dry cow antibiotic therapy

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  • Leo L. Timms (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Dipping of cows at dry off and cows and heifers 10 day prepartum until calving with a persistent barrier teat dip product (developed and patented at ISU) in 2 natural exposure field trials resulted in a significantly lower IMI (particularly major environmental pathogens) at calving compared to controls. Dipping and/or dry therapy resulted in significantly lower new IMI in the early dry period compared to controls, with no difference in new IMI between treatments. Dipping of cows with a new persistent barrier teat dip provides the first cost effective, novel dry cow mastitis prevention tool focused at high susceptibility times and all causative organisms, and also can be a potential substitute for dry cow antibiotic therapy for prevention of new early dry period IMI. This also results in lowering the potential risks of antibiotic contamination of milk.

Keywords: ASL R1914

How to Cite:

Timms, L. L., (2004) “Field trial evaluations of a novel persistent barrier teat dip for preventing mastitis during the dry period and as a potential substitute for dry cow antibiotic therapy”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-42

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Published on
01 Jan 2004
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