How can dry cow therapy reduce the need for antibiotics on farms?

How can dry cow therapy reduce the need for antibiotics on farms?

Take home messages:

- Selective dry cow therapy is straightforward to implement on farm and will reduce antibiotics use. If you have a high incidence rate of mastitis in your herd, veterinary advice should be sought.

- Teat sealants are a useful tool to reduce the likelihood of quarters which are healthy at dry-off becoming infected in the dry period, and should reduce your mastitis rate in the next lactation without having to use antibiotics