Frozen teat alert: Signs of frostbite

 Resize text         Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

During cold weather, it is vital to be aware of the potential for frostbite on teats of dairy cows and heifers.

Frozen or frostbit teats generally occur when wet teats are exposed to bitterly cold conditions. According to University of Wisconsin milk-quality experts, risk factors for developing this syndrome include:

  • Outwintering of lactating cows.
  • Failure to provide dry bedding sources.
  • Windbreaks and long walkways that cows with wet teats have to traverse after being milked.
  • Another high-risk situation for heifers is the presence of a “sucker” heifer within an outwintered group.

There can be some confusion regarding diagnosis of frostbite. The UW Milk Quality team has made photos of frostbite available to help you make a proper diagnosis.

More information…

Source: UW Milk Quality

Comments (0) Leave a comment 

e-Mail (required)


characters left

6D Series

John Deere offers four models in its economical 6D Series Tractor lineup: the 105 horsepower 6105D, 115 horsepower 6115D; 130 ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Leads to Insight