DESCRIPTION Teatseal® is a sterile, non-antibiotic intra-mammary infusion in the form of a viscous white paste. Teatseal® is an inert substance containing 65% bismuth subnitrate in a paraffin base. It provides a physical barrier before the keratin plug in the teat canal has formed and after it has broken down, preventing the entry of pathogens into the udder during the early and late dry period.
KEY BENEFITS Teatseal® is indicated for the prevention of mastitis in dairy cows during the non-lactating (dry) period and early post-calving.
APPROVED USES Teatseal® is indicated for the prevention of mastitis in dairy cows during the non-lactating (dry) period and early post-calving.
ADVANTAGE Teatseal® provides a physical barrier in the teat canal after it is inserted. Teatseal mimics the teat plug, preventing the entry of bacterial pathogens into the udder. The formation of this physical barrier acts to prevent mastitis in the dry period and early post calving. In cows that are being dried off, Teatseal can be administered concurrently with a dry cow antibiotic. When Teatseal is used at the same time as a dry cow antibiotic, it has been shown to cut the number of mastitis cases in early lactation by up to 70%, compared to when a dry cow antibiotic is used alone. In known low cell count cows where dry cow antibiotic may not be warranted, Teatseal can be used as the sole intramammary infusion. In maiden heifers pre-calving, Teatseal can be administered 4 weeks prior to first calving. Every cow is at risk of mastitis. As Teatseal is a mastitis preventative, it is relevant to every herd situation.Teatseal can prevent mastitis: If you use blanket dry cow antibiotic therapy If you use selective dry cow antibiotic therapy In low cell counts cows In high cell count cows In maiden heifers There is no substitute for Teatseal. Dry cow antibiotic and Teatseal work differently. They are not simple substitutes for each other. Dry cow antibiotics are used to cure existing infections when cows are dried off. Teatseal is used to prevent new infections in the udder, resulting in less mastitis early in the following lactation. Teatseal can persist for up to 100 days after dry off.
DOSAGE Plan for the time and labour that treatment takes. Expect to treat 15–20 animals per hour with the Teatseal including dry cow antibiotic. Cleanliness must be strict when administering intramammary dry off products. Teats must be disinfected thoroughly before any syringe is inserted into the teat. Each animal should have Teatseal administered immediately after dry cow therapy, before moving on to the next animal. Teatseal should not be massaged into the udder. In fresh (newly calved) cows, Teatseal should be stripped out and milk withholding periods adhered to. Key points: You must remove Teatseal in fresh cows by stripping teats. Change filter socks regularly. At the first milking, strip each treated quarter at least 10–12 times – wear gloves. Keep milk from fresh cows out of the vat for at least 8–10 milkings after calving. Preferably use designated clusters and test buckets for the first 8–10 milkings. Avoid running milk from Teatseal treated animals through milklines during this time. Change filter socks regularly. Clean milking equipment carefully to minimise potential residual build up.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Immediately after the last milking at drying off, prior to treatment with dry cow antibiotic and/or Teatseal, the udder should be stripped. During the administration of the product it is important to ensure that infection is not introduced. Thoroughly clean hands prior to administration and put on gloves. Completely disinfect teat ends – a critical step. Start with the teats furthest away. Use surgical spirit or alcohol teat wipes (one per teat) and leave to air dry. Treat all quarters. Treat the teats nearest you first. Gently squeeze the top of teats when inserting product to encourage syringe contents to stay within the teat. Be careful not to contaminate syringe nozzle. Do not insert the full depth of syringe nozzle into the teat – just the tip – otherwise damage may occur. After infusion do not massage or squeeze the teat. Do not massage the teat or udder. Teatseal must remain in the lower part of the teat. Disinfect with a teat dip or spray. Do not allow treated animals to lie down on bare ground or in soiled areas for 2 hours after treatment. Once the group has been treated, walk directly to a clean pasture. Storage: Store below 30°C (room temperature)
How much does shipping cost?
Your delivery cost starts from $6.95. This depends on the weight of your order, delivery address and delivery method (express vs standard). The shipping cost calculator will display the total cost for delivery at the checkout. We use live quote system powered by Australia Post; this guarantees you pay the lowest shipping fee.
How do I qualify for Free Delivery?
Discount Pet Meds offers Free Standard Shipping on orders over $149 Australia wide for parcels up to 500g. Orders over $149 and over 500g will receive a discount of $6.95 on total shipping cost which will is automatically applied during checkout.
Which shipping should I select?
Discount Pet Meds uses Australia Post as their courier partner, with two shipping options to select from at checkout:
Express Post the fastest choice
Standard Post the most economical (normally 2 days behind express post)
Please note: Australia Post has a weight limit of 22kg per parcel. If your order weighs over 22Kgs we recommend placing multiple orders or contact us to arrange for a courier
How long will it take to process my order?
Discount Pet Meds guarantee same day dispatch if your order is in-stock and has been placed before 11am weekday. In- stock items ordered after 11am, will be dispatched next business day.
Compounding Meds: Please allow extra 2 business days (eye drops: 5 business days)
How long will it take to receive my parcel?
In addition to processing and dispatch time at the warehouse (24-48 hrs), Delivery time will depend on where you are, in relation to our warehouse as we are based in Carlingford, Sydney, NSW.
The following are estimated delivery times once your order has been fulfilled and left our warehouse. These are only estimates and are dependent on mail services in your area.
Local/Sydney area: 1-2 business days
New South Wales: 2-3 business days
Brisbane: 2-3 business days
Melbourne: 2-3 business days
Adelaide: 3-5 business days
Perth: 3-5 business days
Queensland: 3-7 business days
Victoria: 3-7 business days
South Australia: 5-10 business days
Tasmania: 5-10 business days
Western Australia: 5-10 business days
Northern Territory: 5-10 business days
Sydney area: next day delivery
Other Metro areas and Major cities: 1-3 business days
Rural areas: please allow up to 5 business days.
Do I need to stay home to receive my parcel?
All parcels will be delivered to the provided address and will require a signature on receipt, It is recommended to provide a work address for delivery if no one is home during business hours. If no one home, a card will be left detailing the nearest Australia Post outlet where the parcel can be collected during normal business hours.
Authority to Leave (ATL): Although we do not recommend leaving orders unattended when not home to accept delivery, you may request this service with any delivery. You may do this by placing a brief note, such as Please leave order if not home', in the order comments section found on our checkout page.
Australia Post (Safe Drop): Tracking notifications now provide you the possibility of Safe Drop where the order will be left in the Safe Drop location specified unless, in the judgement of the carrier, it is exposed to passers-by or the weather, in which the parcel will be carded for a Post Office collection
What if my order got delayed, lost, stolen or damaged?
Shipping insurance will allow you to be compensated in case of lost, damaged, or delayed delivery. If shipping insurance is not chosen, we will not be able to offer any further assistance if your order is lost or subsequently goes missing after it has been deemed delivered by the carrier. The associated risk in leaving parcels unattended is borne by the customer.
Refrigerated items: when you purchace a cold chain product, you accept the rare chance that goods will not be delivered in an ideal condition and that no compensation will be offered to replace spoilt goods, even if insurance cover is chosen.
How do you ship refrigerated items?
Fridge items are sent out Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only, by Express Post in foam eskies containing ice Blocks, to ensure items remain cold on delivery. Please refer to the below link to see if you are within the Australia Post Express Network:
How do I track my order?
With email and SMS tracking notifications, you will get peace of mind to track and choose delivery options. You will be given a tracking number and the date your parcel is expected to be delivered, as well as the chance to choose how and where you like to receive it.
What if I want to Pick up my order?
Pick up is available from our store. Please select “Pickup option" at the checkout. We will contact you once your order has been assembled and is ready for collection.
Pick up address: 4/500 North Rocks Road Carlingford, Sydney NSW, 2118.
Can I refund medication after collection?
We can dispose your unwanted medication, but we can’t refund it. Once a prescription item leaves our pharmacy, by law they cannot be resold. As such, refunds are not possible.