Teat dips and sprays

In addition to the standard labelling requirements, labels for teat dips and sprays should include the following directions for use, where applicable.

Dosage and administration

Ensure teats are CLEAN and DRY before milking to reduce organic and bacterial contaminations and reduce the possibility of residue in the milk. If washing is required for heavily soiled udders or teats, ensure they are properly dried.
Mix fresh solutions daily. Do not top up solutions made up on the previous day.
To make a minimum of 0.5 per cent available iodine/chlorhexidine in the final solution, dilute [x] parts of [product] in [y] parts water.
Thoroughly spray or dip all teats after every milking as follows:

  • SPRAY: Spray upwards from underneath the teats, not from the side, and ensure the whole surface of each teat is covered.
  • DIP: Use a plastic or other non-metal type container for iodine solutions. Clean out dip cup as teat dip gets low. Do not top up the dip cup.

OR if emollient is added:

Dosage and administration

Ensure teats are CLEAN and DRY before milking to reduce organic and bacterial contaminations and reduce the possibility of residue in the milk. If washing is required for heavily soiled udders or teats, ensure they are properly dried.
Mix fresh solutions daily. Do not top up solutions made up on the previous day.
To make a minimum of 0.5 per cent available iodine/chlorhexidine in the final solution, dilute [x] parts of [product] in [y] parts water and [z] parts of emollient.
Thoroughly spray or dip all teats after every milking as follows:

  • SPRAY: Spray upwards from underneath the teats, not from the side, and ensure the whole surface of each teat is covered.
  • DIP: Use a plastic or other non-metal type container for iodine solutions. Clean out dip cup as teat dip gets low. Do not top up the dip cup.

Note that emollient may only be included to a maximum of 10 per cent of the final solution and the quality of water and emollient must be specified (for example, cooled boiled tap water or very clean potable water; food-grade glycerine).

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