Effect of dry period length on the effect of an intramammary teat sealant on the risk of mastitis in cattle treated with antibiotics at drying off.

@article{Laven2014EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dry period length on the effect of an intramammary teat sealant on the risk of mastitis in cattle treated with antibiotics at drying off.},
  author={Richard A Laven and Christie C Balcomb and Will Tulley and K E Lawrence},
  journal={New Zealand veterinary journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={
          214-20
        }
}
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate, under farm conditions, the use of a teat sealant in addition to whole herd dry cow antibiotic therapy on the risk of clinical mastitis in dairy cattle at pasture, and to evaluate the impact of dry period length on that risk and the impact of the teat sealant on that risk. METHODS Dairy cows in three herds which used routine whole herd antibiotic therapy were randomly assigned to receive either treatment with an internal teat sealant (n=322) or no… CONTINUE READING

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