Biocidal teat dips
After milking, the risk of contamination is high because the sphincter is open and can stay open up to 2 hours after milking. The teat canal is the primary physical and chemical barrier to invasion of mastitis pathogens into the udder. The smooth muscles surrounding the teat duct should be contracted and the teat canal tightly closed between milking to avoid bacterial passage from the teat orifice into the interior of the gland. A teat-end in good condition is an important resistance factor to bacterial colonization of the mammary gland.
Our products have key characteristics to accomplish their mission:
- Both fast (reduction 105 in 5 min contact time) and persistent bactericidal activity on micro-organisms such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis and Escherichia coli.
- High teat conditioning properties with a specific combination of emollients in order to improve or maintain optimum condition of the teats skin and encourage natural healing.
Medicinal teat dips
The ideal teat dip provides excellent teat condition, facilitates sphincter closure and has a strong disinfectant activity. The coverage is homogenous around the teat because of its perfect viscosity. Medicinal registration is the validation of such a concept. Veterinary medicines need to comply with several restrictions. The raw materials for example that are used for these products need to have a quality guarantee, complying with the European Pharmacopoeia. Several stability studies are an extra hurdle to reach the veterinary medicine status.
The National Mastitis Council states that the rate of new intra-mammary infection can be 50% lower when disinfecting teats with an effective product immediately after every milking compared to no disinfection. Teat disinfection does not affect existing mammary gland infections but may reduce colonization of the teat-ducts.