even nature isn’t perfect

Intramammary infections (sometimes leading to clinical mastitis) occur when bacteria enters the udder. The keratin plug is nature’s way of sealing the teat end and keeping your cows’ udders protected during the dry period. The problem is that 25-50% of quarters do not form an adequate seal within six weeks after dry off, putting them at an increased risk of developing mastitis.4

25%-50% of quarters do not form an adequate seal4

your first line defense

Internal teat sealants (ITS) provide an immediate barrier of protection to help increase the proportion of teat-end closure at dry-off. They simulate the keratin plug by providing a sterile, antibiotic-free barrier that prevents pathogens from invading the udder through the teat-end.

"regardless of your dry cow protocol an internal teat sealant will help you reduce the risk of mastitis. 1,2,3"

set them up for success

The dry period is a critical stage in maintaining udder health and preparing your cows for a productive lactation cycle. Years of global research into ITS proves that regardless of herd type or dry cow therapy protocols, using an ITS will help you prevent new infections during the dry period and reduce the risk of clinical mastitis in fresh cows.2,3,4

select your dry cow management protocol below to see how adding an internal teat sealant can benefit your farm

By adding ITS to your current protocol you can reduce new intramammary infections in the dry period by up to:

70%

By adding ITS to your current protocol you can reduce cases of clinical mastitis in early lactation by up to:

50%

By adding ITS to your current protocol you can reduce new intramammary infections in the dry period by up to:

25%

By adding ITS to your current protocol you can reduce cases of clinical mastitis in early lactation by up to:

30%

By adding ITS to your current protocol you can reduce new intramammary infections in the dry period by up to:

23%

By adding ITS to your current protocol you can reduce cases of clinical mastitis in early lactation by up to:

40%
References
  1. 1Halasa T, Osterås O, Hogeveen H, van Werven T, Nielen M. Meta-analysis of dry cow management for dairy cattle. Part 1. Protection against new intramammary infections. J Dairy Sci. 2009;92(7):3134–3149.
  2. 2Rabiee AR, Lean IJ. The effect of internal teat sealant products (Teatseal and Orbeseal) on intramammary infection, clinical mastitis, and somatic cell counts in lactating dairy cows: a meta-analysis. J Dairy Sci. 2013;96(11):6915–6931.
  3. 3Dufour S, Wellemans V, Roy JP, Lacasse P, Ordonez-Iturriaga A, Francoz D. Non-antimicrobial approaches at drying-off for treating and preventing intramammary infections in dairy cows. Part 1. Meta-analyses of efficacy of using an internal teat sealant without a concomitant antimicrobial treatment. Anim Health Res Rev. 2019;20(1):86–97.
  4. 4Dingwell RT, Leslie KE, Schukken YH, et al. Association of cow and quarter-level factors at drying-off with new intramammary infections during the dry period. Prev Vet Med. 2004;63(1-2):75–89.