week TWELVE: Teat Disinfection Facts

March 20, 2012 in Weekly Series: Mastitis and Milk Management

week TWELVE: Teat Disinfection Facts

The rate of new udder infection is related to the number of mastitis-causing pathogens on teat ends. Disinfecting teats with a germicidal agent immediately after milking kills most of the pathogens on teats. This in turn reduces the chance of those pathogens getting into the udder.

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