DPC 49, Pre- and Post-milking Teat Disinfectants
Item #: DPC-049
This guideline offers a discussion of good teat disinfection popularly referred to as teat dipping. Areas covered are the historical development of teat disinfectants, their limitations and hazards, proper handling and storage, application alternatives, regulatory requirements and a review of the different generic types of products available today.
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Table of Contents:
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
POSTMILKING TEAT DISINFECTION (POSTDIPPING)
PREMILKING TEAT DISINFECTION (PREDIPPING)
PROTOCOLS FOR EVALUATING EFFICACY OF TEAT DISINFECTANTS
LIMITATIONS AND HAZARDS
PROPER STORAGE AND HANDLING
APPLICATION METHODS FOR TEAT DISINFECTANTS
GUIDELINES FOR USE OF TEAT DISINFECTANT CONCENTRATES
SUITABILITY OF ON-FARM WATER FOR RECONSTITUTING CONCENTRATES
Principle of Concentrate Mixer Operation (See Figure 1.)
LABELING OF CONCENTRATES AND RECONSTITUTED PRODUCTS
THE PROS & CONS OF TEAT DISINFECTANT CONCENTRATES
CLASSES OF INGREDIENTS
DODECYL BENZENE SULFONIC ACID (DDBSA)
POWDERED TEAT DISINFECTANTS
QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS
APPENDIX A - MILKING PROCEDURE USING PREDIPPING
EXPLANATION OF MILKING PROCEDURE
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