DPC 49, Pre- and Post-milking Teat Disinfectants

Item #: DPC-049

Published: 2000

Pages: 27

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
INTRODUCTION
     HISTORY
     POSTMILKING TEAT DISINFECTION (POSTDIPPING)
     PREMILKING TEAT DISINFECTION (PREDIPPING)
PROTOCOLS FOR EVALUATING EFFICACY OF TEAT DISINFECTANTS
     INTRODUCTION
     PROTOCOLS
     LIMITATIONS AND HAZARDS
PROPER STORAGE AND HANDLING
APPLICATION METHODS FOR TEAT DISINFECTANTS
     DIPPING
     SPRAYING
     TOWELETTES
     REGULATIONS
GUIDELINES FOR USE OF TEAT DISINFECTANT CONCENTRATES
     INTRODUCTION
     SHELF LIFE
     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
     IODOPHOR
     CHLORHEXIDINE
     CHLORINE
           Sodium Hypochlorite
           Chlorus Acid
     DODECYL BENZENE SULFONIC ACID (DDBSA)
     HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
     NISIN
     FATTY ACIDS
     POWDERED TEAT DISINFECTANTS
     LAURICIDIN
     QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS
SKIN CONDITIONERS
SUMMARY
APPENDIX A -  MILKING PROCEDURE USING PREDIPPING
EXPLANATION OF MILKING PROCEDURE

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