Phases of the dry period

Dry cow, mastitis

The dry period is a crucial period of rest for the udder. Its ultimate objective is to optimise milk production in the next period of lactation.

Importance of good management of the dry period

Dry period

The dry period is of great importance for the control of both environmental and contagious mastitis. Infections acquired during the dry period reduce milk yield and increase the probability of cows developing clinical mastitis during the subsequent lactation. 

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Milk Withdrawal Period Calculator

App that calculates the time of withdrawal of milk from a cow that has been treated with the product during the drying time. The calculator takes into account the exact moment the drying began until delivery. It calculates the time remaining to eliminate milked milk from birth and so respect the product legal withdrawal time (according to the product’s technical specifications sheet).


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