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New blue teat sealant introduced

This change from white to easier-to-see blue can help your clients to be confident of best practice when it comes to teat sealant administration and removal

22 February 2021, at 9:00am

Ubroseal has been updated to Ubroseal Blue. This change from white to easier-to-see blue can help your clients to be confident of best practice when it comes to teat sealant administration and removal.

Available now in buckets of 120 tubes from your regular wholesaler, the improved visibility of Ubroseal Blue makes it easier to be sure that all teat sealant has been removed when stripping out before milking.

“The new blue colour also helps to differentiate traces of teat sealant from mastitis clots and helps to highlight if traces are getting through to the milk filters,” says Kath Aplin, veterinary adviser at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.

The benefits of internal teat sealants for cows at drying off are well established; the reduced risk of new infections during the dry period results in fewer cases of mastitis in early lactation. For some time now, mastitis experts have recommended teat sealants for every cow, every dry period.

“Until now, all teat sealants in the UK have been white in colour. Whilst this is what farmers are used to, it does have some disadvantages in that white teat sealant doesn’t stand out easily in milk and can be confused with mastitis clots,” Kath Aplin adds. “Blue teat sealants have been popular for some time in other countries such as the USA, and initial feedback indicates that UK farmers will see the benefit of the colour change.”

Information on Ubroseal Blue can be found online.