Each year we have more clients choosing to put teatseal into their heifers and few rarely stop. So what is it and why do people keep doing it?
Teatseal is a non-antibiotic teat sealant which forms a barrier in the teat to keep nasty pathogens from entering the udder and causing mastitis. Infection increases the risk of damage to the udder resulting in higher rates of mastitis, less milk produced and higher risk of culling.
Excellent hygiene and administration technique is important when inserting teatseal, therefore we recommend getting our experienced tech team in to do the job. We can teatseal heifers in herringbone and rotary sheds or on our teatseal trailer. A team of 4 techs can teatseal 50-60 heifers in an hour making this process easy and stress-free for all.
Teat sealants also form a significant part of the armoury protecting dry-cows from mastitis over the dry-period and will increasingly be relied upon with the changes in the dry cow therapy landscape.
Speak to your vet if you are interested in teatsealing your heifers or want to discuss teat sealants in your cows next year.
Sophie Hamilton Vet Tech Co-ordinator.