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Teat spraying is a method to prevent mastitis in cows, focusing on the correct coverage and preparation of the teat spray solution. If not done properly, it can be wasteful and ineffective. The page provides guidelines and technical notes on checking and cleaning teat spray equipment, reviewing the disinfectant product and method of application, and identifying and milking infected cows last. Regular checks of your equipment and mixing process can ensure that the spraying is effective and help avoid increases in mastitis infections.
The ability of teat spraying to prevent mastitis depends on teat coverage achieved at each milking, and the measuring and mixing of the teat spray solution.
Teat spraying is wasteful when coverage is poor or the product is made up incorrectly. Regular checks of your equipment and mixing process will help avoid increases in mastitis infections.
Guideline 24 and Technote 24 provide practical and technical information on: