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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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Variables In Cow Flow: How It Can Impact Your Operation

Watching cow flow from the beginning in the stalls can reveal underlying issues.
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Maximize Performance & Efficiency of CIP Routines

When it comes to a dairy’s clean-in-place (CIP) routine and products, “That’s the way we have always done it” could be costing you milk quality. With money at stake, let us take a refresher on the CIP basics.
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Clean? Sanitize? Disinfect? What's the difference?

The words clean, sanitize, and disinfect are often used interchangeably. But there is a significant difference between the terms, and technical differences as well.
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Economics of Efficiency: Teat Dips

Teat dip is an integral part of keeping good milk quality numbers. There are many methods to apply the dip and an even greater number of germicides to choose from today, but one rule reigns supreme: GET DIP ON ALL OF THE TEATS!
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