Dry cow management: a practical guide to effective mastitis control

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Drying off is a key time for mastitis control and decisions made at this point can influence your herd's mastitis performance for the next 6 to 12 months. Correct and effective use of selective dry cow therapy and teat sealants can have a significant impact on udder health in your herd.

The practical guide and two short films provide information and recommendations on drying off along with a pictorial protocol on clean infusion technique at dry-off. This guide encourages farmers to work together with their vets to decide on the most effective dry cow management strategy to prevent and treat the development of mastitis.

The resources cover decision making at dry off, drying-off, clean infusion technique, monitoring the dry period performance as well as considerations on nutrition, housing and calving management. 



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