The efficacy of an acrylic latex barrier teat dip with germicide on new infections at parturition was tested on 113 cows and heifers during the prepartum period. A split udder design was used in which right quarters were undipped controls and left quarters were dipped with latex dip once daily for approximately 14 d prior to parturition. Distal streak canal swabs were taken from all quarters prior to the beginning of dipping, and all cows were quarter sampled in duplicate at drying off, parturition, and the first 5 consecutive wk of lactation. All quarters received antibiotic therapy at drying off. Excluding infections detected by distal streak canal swabs, the number of new infections at parturition in control and dipped quarters was 32 and 36. New infections at parturition in control and dipped quarters were Staphylococcus aureus, 2 and 2; coagulase-negative staphylococci, 8 and 9; stretptococci, 10 and 12; coliforms, 8 and 8; and others, 4 and 5. Differences were not significant. These results suggest no benefit to use of prepartum latex teat dip with germicide on new infections at parturition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Dairy Science|
|State||Published - 1988|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science
- Animal Science and Zoology