Does the length of the dry period affect milk quality?

Published on: 02/07/2018
Author/s : Dr. Albert DeVries and Pornpamol Pattamanont / University of Florida

We have a renewed interest in the optimal dry period length for dairy cows. The average dry period length in the US is 57 days but variation exists. DHIA data say that on average, 13% of cows are dry less than 40 days and 26% are dry more than 70 days. The dry period allows the udder to go through a period of involution and ensures that the numbers of mammary cells continue to increase normally d...

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Anna Catharina Berge Anna Catharina Berge
PhD in Comparative Pathology
Berge Veterinary Consulting Berge Veterinary Consulting
Vollezele, Brabant, Belgium
February 7, 2018
Is there no data available on systems were dry cow therapy has not been used? Considering we are moving to systems without prophylactic antimicrobial use, these questions become very pertinent.
April 16, 2020
Could someone provide a link to an article that discusses dry cow therapy? I want to learn more about it.
May 6, 2020

What is the effect of body condition of a cow at drying off?

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