Choosing the Best Teat Dip for Mastitis Control and Milk Quality

  title={Choosing the Best Teat Dip for Mastitis Control and Milk Quality},
  author={Stephen C. Nickerson},
The prevention of bovine mastitis is the most important component of a mastitis control program, and both preand postmilking teat antisepses are the most effective procedures for preventing new intramammary infections (IMI) in dairy cows. These procedures involve dipping teats of dairy cows before and after milking with an appropriate germicidal preparation to reduce teat skin colonization and contamination with mastitis-causing bacteria and minimize penetration into the teat canal. 

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