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New teat spray and dip with lactic acid-based antibacterial and skincare properties

EnviroSystems to launch new teat spray and dip from pre- or post-milking on UK Dairy Day 2021

A new teat spray and dip designed for pre- or post-milking and based on the broad-spectrum antibacterial action of lactic acid will be launched by EnviroSystems at UK Dairy Day in Telford on 15 September 2021.

According to company biochemist, David Townsend, EnviroCare Teat Spray & Dip uses natural, non-antibiotic ingredients to combat pathogenic bacteria including Escherichia coli and several species of Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, commonly found on dairy cow teats.

The formulation is buffered to maintain a pH level where lactic acid is most active. It also contains a natural surfactant derived from coconut oil, “to help dissolve and remove dirt, oils and milk remnants from the teat end, further reducing the risk of bacterial contamination,” David Townsend explains.

“To help maintain optimum teat skincare, critical for udder health, we also include softeners and moisturisers. These draw moisture to the skin surface and trap it under the layer formed as the spray and dip dries, preventing the teat skin from drying out and cracking.

“The correct viscosity is crucial in ensuring the product remains on the teat body following application, without forming a sticky residue which can lead to soiled udders and further sources of contamination. The dark blue colour makes checking for full and even coverage quick and easy.”

EnviroCare Teat Spray & Dip is compatible with auto or manual spray systems in robots or parlours, and with teat dipping protocols. It is available in 1,000 litre IBCs, and 200 or 25 litre drums.

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