Orbeseal Teat Sealant Tubes 144ct Bucket
Zoetis - Orbeseal® is a sterile, non-antibiotic intramammary infusion in the form of a viscous paste.
Orbeseal is indicated for the prevention of new intramammary infections throughout the dry period.
Orbeseal is a sterile, non-antibiotic intramammary infusion in the form of a viscous paste (off-white). It is used for the prevention of new intramammary infections throughout the dry period. Orbeseal is composed of 65% Bismuth subnitrate in a mineral oil, providing a malleable barrier in the teat canal.
Species: Dairy cattle
FEATURES / BENEFITS
Mimics the cow's natural first line of defense, the keratin plug.
Provides a safe, physical barrier between the cow and the environment.
Teat canal seal is created immediately after infusion and is maintained throughout dry cow period (demonstrated 100-day duration).
Compatible with conventional dry cow management practices
Orbeseal should be stored at room temperature 60°-85°F (~15°-30°C). In very cold temperatures Orbeseal may become difficult to administer and should be warmed to room temperature. Individual tubes should not be immersed in water. The Orbeseal bucket can be lowered into a 5 gallon bucket filled with warm water to warm the tubes.
For use in dry cows only. Zero-day milk and meat withdrawal when used alone. If Orbeseal is administered following an antibiotic infusion, the withdrawal periods for meat and milk for the antibiotic must be observed.
After using your current dry-cow treatment program, then use the Orbeseal®. The teats should be clean and dry. Using the alcohol pad provided, carefully clean the end of the teat until the alcohol pad wipes clean. Insert the Orbseal nozzle into the teat canal, hold the teat firmly and administer all the contents of one syringe slowly. Do not massage. Use one syringe per quarter.
To strip Orbeseal: grab the top of the teat (where it meets the udder) and work all the way down. Strip aggressively 10 to 12 times per quarter for the first 4 days post-freshening. Do not use milking machine to remove Orbeseal.
Milk into a bucket for the first 3 to 4 days post-freshening to ensure that no particles of Orbeseal remain.
Simple steps to avoid introducing infections during administration of intramammary infusions.
1. Do not place individual syringes in warm/hot water during cold weather.
2. Dry cows off abruptly rather than gradually.
3. Clean teat ends as thoroughly as possible with alcohol and leave to air dry. DO NOT use water with or without disinfectant.
4. Clean the two teats furthest away first, followed by the two closest.
5. Ensure the teats are clean and dry before infusing Orbeseal.
6. Infuse the teats in the opposite order to cleansing: i.e. infuse the closest two teats first, followed by the two furthest away.
7. After infusing, dip teats in teat dip or spray with disinfectant and leave cows standing in yard for at least half an hour to allow the teat canal to close.
8. Check cows regularly for signs of mastitis during the first week after drying off.