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Evaluation of a gel teat cleaning and sanitizing compound for premilking hygiene.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1597577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A gel was developed and tested for cleaning and sanitizing cows teats for milking. Thirty lactating Holstein cows were divided into three groups of 10 each and assigned to three premilking hygiene treatments for 10 wk as follows: 1) cleaning teats with gel, allowing 30 s of contact time, and wiping residual gel off with paper towel; 2) washing teats with water and drying them with paper towel; 3) washing teats with water, drying with paper towel, predipping with .5% iodophor solution, allowing 30 s of contact time, and drying with paper towel. Individual cow composite milk and teat end swab samples were collected. The gel and predip treatments resulted in less bacterial contamination of milk and teat ends. The gel treatment had an advantage over wash and predip treatments in lower SCC and reduced mastitis. Parlor throughput was greatest for gel and wash treatments. The wash treatment group had highest SCC, bacteria in milk and on teat ends, and mastitis. Milk iodine content was low and similar for the three treatments. Daily milk production and fat and protein percentages were not affected by treatments. The gel treatment was effective, efficient, and provided good hygiene.
K H Ingawa; R W Adkinson; R H Gough
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dairy science     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0022-0302     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dairy Sci.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-09     Completed Date:  1992-07-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985126R     Medline TA:  J Dairy Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1224-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Department of Dairy Science, Baton Rouge 70803-4404.
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MeSH Terms
Colony Count, Microbial
Disinfectants / administration & dosage*
Disinfection / methods*
Iodine / analysis
Lipids / analysis
Mammary Glands, Animal / microbiology*
Mastitis, Bovine / prevention & control*
Milk / analysis,  microbiology,  standards*
Milk Proteins / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Disinfectants; 0/Gels; 0/Iodophors; 0/Lipids; 0/Milk Proteins; 7553-56-2/Iodine

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