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Teatseal® provides a physical barrier in the teat canal after it is inserted. Teatseal mimics the teat plug, preventing the entry of bacterial pathogens into the udder.
The formation of this physical barrier acts to prevent mastitis in the dry period and early post calving.
In cows that are being dried off, Teatseal can be administered concurrently with a dry cow antibiotic. When Teatseal is used at the same time as a dry cow antibiotic, it has been shown1 to cut the number of mastitis cases in early lactation by up to 70%, compared to when a dry cow antibiotic is used alone.
In known low cell count cows where dry cow antibiotic may not be warranted, Teatseal can be used as the sole intramammary infusion.
In maiden heifers pre-calving, Teatseal can be administered 4 weeks prior to first calving.
Every cow is at risk of mastitis. As Teatseal is a mastitis preventative, it is relevant to every herd situation. Teatseal can prevent mastitis:
If you use blanket dry cow antibiotic therapy
If you use selective dry cow antibiotic therapy
In low cell counts cows
In high cell count cows
In maiden heifers
There is no substitute for Teatseal. Dry cow antibiotic and Teatseal work differently. They are not simple substitutes for each other. Dry cow antibiotics are used to cure existing infections when cows are dried off. Teatseal is used to prevent new infections in the udder, resulting in less mastitis early in the following lactation.
Teatseal can persist for up to 100 days after dry off.
Immediately after the last milking at drying off, prior to treatment with dry cow antibiotic and/or Teatseal, the udder should be stripped.
During the administration of the product it is important to ensure that infection is not introduced. Thoroughly clean hands prior to administration and put on gloves. Completely disinfect teat ends – a critical step. Start with the teats furthest away. Use surgical spirit or alcohol teat wipes (one per teat) and leave to air dry.
Treat all quarters. Treat the teats nearest you first. Gently squeeze the top of teats when inserting product to encourage syringe contents to stay within the teat. Be careful not to contaminate syringe nozzle. Do not insert the full depth of syringe nozzle into the teat – just the tip – otherwise damage may occur.
After infusion do not massage or squeeze the teat. Do not massage the teat or udder. Teatseal must remain in the lower part of the teat. Disinfect with a teat dip or spray.
Do not allow treated animals to lie down on bare ground or in soiled areas for 2 hours after treatment. Once the group has been treated, walk directly to a clean pasture.
1. Runciman DJ, Malmo J, Deighton M. The use of an internal teat sealant in combination with a cloxacillin dry cow therapy for the prevention of clinical and subclinical mastitis in seasonal calving herds. J. Dairy Sci. 2010 Oct 93(10): 4582-91