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MTKitty

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… do you disinfect teats and then use balm? Or do you balm and then disinfect?

Winter cold and wind in my world are so drying, that I will need to use a balm to keep my girl from chapping. What I haven’t found is guidance in whether I apply moisturizing balm before or after disinfecting her teats, post milking. I figure that tidbit of info might be handy to have well before chappy-weather arrives.
 

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I'd do balm after. Disinfect, let dry then balm. You should make sure she stays standing about 10 min after milk/disinfect as this allows her orifices to close so when she does lay, bacteria has less chance to enter....in case you weren't aware. I wouldn't apply balm until then either and not on very ends of teats.
 

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