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Research review: Resources for dairy farmers: Fact sheet to improve dry-off procedures for cow health and welfare

Published on 01 December 2020

Led by Dr. Simon Dufour, Université de Montréal, experts from the Mastitis Network worked in collaboration with Dairy Farmers of Canada to develop a new fact sheet in English, French and Spanish that contains best practices and visual step-by-step procedures for the application of an internal teat sealant at dry-off.

A growing number of farms are using teat sealants as a preventative measure for better udder health and as part of a strategy to reduce antimicrobial use overall on dairy farms.



To download a copy of the fact sheet, visit Mastitis Network or Dairy Research of Canada.

Recommended protocol for the administration of an internal teat sealant

To remove the internal teat sealant

The fact sheet is part of a series of fact sheets that contain best practices, techniques and protocols for mastitis testing and treatment as well as milking procedures. All information is available at no cost to download from the Mastitis Network’s website. end mark

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