» Chose an effective product
» Apply by dipping using a dip cup
» or by spraying
» ensure that every teat is covered
» keep cows standing for at least 30 minutes after milking
» Products in use in Europe
› Chlorine dioxide
› Lactic acid
› emollients ;Glycerol/Sorbitol
› Veterinary medicines
› Registered disinfectants
» Activity testing
› Use of standard methods
› BSEN 1656
» Wear clean apron, overalls.
› Wear gloves, change at regular intervals or if damaged. If gloves not worn wash hands or use handrub disinfectant at regular intervals and especially after milking infected animals.
» Milk infected cows last
› Keep infected milk or milk from antibiotic treated cows out of bulk tank
» Wash clusters
› particularly after falling on the floor during milking and disinfect with suitable general purpose disinfectant before using on the next animal
» Administering antibiotic tubes
› wash hands thoroughly and wear fresh gloves.
› Clean teat ends, furthest two teats cleaned first. Teats must be allowed to dry before tubing.
› Tube in the opposite order to cleaning ie. nearest teats first.
› Dip teats with teat dip and ensure that cows are standing for at least 30 minutes after tubing.