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Importance Of A Proper Footbath

He was running dry copper sulfate but wasn’t running it at the proper percentage or frequency to have the desired results. Therefore, a lot of time and money was being wasted, as well as missing out on a lot of production.
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Footbath Design: Wider May Be Better

Footbath design has traditionally been long and narrow. However, shorter and wider may be the best way to go.
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How Much Copper Is In Your Footbath?

Are you getting the amount of copper you need for what you are paying?
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Conditioning packages in teat dips: Does the percentage really matter?

Do you really know the conditioning (or emollient) package? At the dairy level, we all gauge the effectiveness of a conditioning package by the percentage of emollient included; however, there is much more to it than just the percent of conditioners.
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Inspect Your Operation Before Changing Dips

Typically, when SCC goes up, teat dip is the first place that gets examined, however, there are other instances and locations on a farm that also need to be inspected and maintained to help keep your counts down.
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Economies Of A Copper Footbath

The popularity of copper sulfate footbaths can be attributed to both its perceived relatively low cost per cow pass, however with recent increase to copper, it may be time to look for alternatives.
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