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Teat Sealing In Cattle

One important measure in preventing mastitis during calving season is teat sealing. It is done by injecting non-antibiotic teat-sealing products into the end of the teat to form a pug. This is usually performed a few weeks before calving during the dry-off period. The plug helps prevent the entry of bacteria that cause mastitis in cattle. There are several factors that can ensure successful sealing of teats. These include precise application and observing precautionary measures to kept everything sterile. When teat sealant is given with antibiotic treatment, it should be the last product that is administered. Since cold temperature can make the teat sealant product difficult to administer into the teat, place the products in a warm room before use. You can also place the container of the product into a larger container that has hot water. Don’t warm the teat sealant products by putting them directly in a container with hot water. 

If you have questions about teat sealants and the sealing procedure, do call your vets Westminster MD.

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