Dry Cow / Teatseal Technician Services
Dry Cow and Teatseal Technician Services
If your vet has recommended the use of dry cow and/or teatsealant, it is important that it is administered correctly.
Avoid the stress and book our experienced technicians to administer:
• Dry cow and/or teatsealant to your herd as you dry them off
• Teatsealant to your heifers prior to calving
For more information on the services and options Anexa offer farming members please see below.
Herd dry cow application
Just like heifer teatsealing, dry cow therapy should be done under strict hygiene. If you are not sure about hygiene at drying off or you need extra manpower, our technicians are available to insert dry cow in your herd.
Dry cow application
We have a fantastic team of experienced technician team leaders who lead our technician teams season after season. All of our technicians are trained to a gold standard level and assessed annually to ensure they meet our high standards of product administration and hygiene.
Here is some of the feedback we received last season:
“Very efficient, thrilled with the job. We want the same team back next year.”
“Great job. Didn’t take them long.”
“Very thorough. Good communication within the team.”
Dry cow application training
It is very important that dry cow therapy is administered correctly and hygienically, to ensure that you maximise the benefits of treatment while minimising the risk of introducing infection. If you and your staff choose to apply your own dry cow, Anexa Veterinarians can provide training and advice.
Dry cow booking formComplete this form to book our technicians. We will be in contact with you to arrange this service.
Heifer teatsealing application
Our highly trained technicians provide a gold-standard service focused on hygiene, human and heifer safety, and job efficiency. We also have a specialised teatsealing trailer that is perfect where facilities are limited or unsuitable for heifers: all that is required is appropriate yards.
If you would like to reduce environmental clinical mastitis a teatsealant is one mastitis management tool we can use. Trial work shows that using a teatsealant in heifers pre-calving reduces: 4 Subclinical mastitis at calving by 65%4 Clinical mastitis in early lactation by 50%Teatsealing is best done 4-8 weeks prior to start of calving.
Heifer Teatsealing at the cowshed
If your heifers are well trained into a herringbone or rotary, we can teatseal them in shed. It’s important to have your staff available to load the animals and to help keep our technicians safe.
Heifer teatsealing at cowshed with sedation
Recommended in rotary sheds to reduce kicking and heifer and technician injuries during the job. Still requires heifers to be trained as stressed animals don’t respond reliably to sedatives.
Heifer teatsealing using teatseal trailer
This is our mobile trailer option that is highly recommended for rotary sheds, or any shed with an increased risk of heifer or technician injuries. The trailer can easily be fitted to most loading races or grazier’s yards. Heifers do not need to be trained prior to using the trailer and no sedation is needed. It is the safest option for both your heifers and our technicians.
PLEASE NOTE: Heifers must be familiar with the cow shed.
ie. Herringbone: walked into shed, stopped and rowed up or Rotary: loaded onto platform at least three times prior to teatsealing visit. Failure to do so could endanger your animals and our staff. The job will take longer and cost more.
Teatsealant booking formComplete this form to book our technicians. We will be in contact with you to arrange this service.
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