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Internal teat sealant

Aug 5, 2017 | Dairy, Dairy Animal Health & Welfare

Internal teat sealant is an important tool in protecting cows and heifers prior to calving and many of our clients took the opportunity to have our awesome team of Technicians insert this. 27% more heifers had internal teat sealant inserted and 17% more cows had either selective or combination dry cow therapy inserted by our technicians this season compared to last. Internal teat sealant will only become more important as pressure increases to reduce the use of antibiotics in the food production system. 
To build on extensive local and international studies, a new study managed by Cognosco and DairyNZ involving more than 35 herds nationally is currently underway to assess use of teat sealant alone in low somatic cell count cows across a range of farming systems and cows. 

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