DHM How To: Protect the Cow After Milking – Dairy Herd Management

Protect the Cow After Milking

Preventing infection during and after milking is important

( Mike Opperman )

Because bacteria can enter the teat end after milking, cows are vulnerable to new infection once they leave the parlor and go back into the general cow population. It is critically important to apply a post-dip solution to cover the teat end and help to prevent bacterial contamination.

In the sixth installment of this eight-part series on milking protocols, Roger Thomson, consultant with MQ-IQ consulting, provides insights into the protocols that need to be followed in order to ensure cows have the highest level of protection when they leave the parlor. 

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