Ubera® Dry

The innovative external teat barrier that helps
reduce new intramammary infections

The generally increased milk production leads to more milk leaks at the start of the cow’s dry period. In addition, the decrease in the use of antibiotic-containing dry-off injectors results in a reduced antimicrobial protection. Both increase the risk of milk congestion and milk leakage. Research has shown that milk leakage at the beginning of the dry period is a significant risk factor for new intramammary infections during the dry period. The use of Ubera® Dry reduces the risk of new infections at the beginning of the dry period.

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Why at dry-off?

  1. Milk, an excellent growth medium for bacteria, accumulates to a large volume in the gland the first few days.
  2. Leakage from the teats.
  3. The natural teat-end disinfection is stopped.


Why prepartum?

Prepartum intramammary infection (IMI) is an important risk factor for the development of clinical mastitis in early lactation. Most of the bacteria enter through the teat canal, and premature loss of the keratin plug of the teat canal removes any natural defence system. Pre-calving application of an external teat dip has proven to be an effective approach to reduce the prevalence of new IMI.

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What about Heifer and summer mastitis?

In Heifers, 77% of intramammary infections at parturition originate from the previous period (Krömker et al., 2009). Major risk factors are the premature loss of the keratin plug of the teat canal and flies.

Excellence is a habit,
not an act

Understanding the efficacy of an external teat barrier is essential for optimizing their use in order to decrease reliance on antimicrobials for both treatment and prevention of disease. Well-executed and well-reported trials yield the highest level of evidence for efficacy of products under a different set of conditions. The University of Ghent evaluated the barrier characteristics in preventing bacterial penetration by 3 common major mastitis pathogens (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus uberis). It concluded that Ubera® Dry showed comparable and superior barrier performance against the penetration of E. coli, Staph. aureus, and Strep. uberis compared with others under in vitro conditions. At the moment, we are planning a large-scale longitudinal clinical trial to determine the efficacy in protecting against IMI and to assess the impact on the somatic cell count under field conditions. Good habits and products are worth being fanatic about.

Simple but significant


  1. Apply on a clean teat
  2. Dip the teat for ¾ in the cup
  3. Slowly remove the cup while giving a quarter turn
  4. In the following days the barrier will slowly come off the teat skin
  5. The teat-end remains protected for up to 5 days

Ease of use

  • Can be combined with internal teat sealants and intramammary antibiotics.
  • Ubera® Dry plug from teat-end comes off with first milking and leaves no remnants in the teat canal.
  • Can be reapplied if deemed necessary.

Effective barrier

Proven efficacy in preventing bacterial penetration by 3 common major mastitis pathogens (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus uberis). Ubera® Dry positioned as one of the most cost-effective preventive measures for mastitis in early lactation.

Ubera® Dry:
thin, but strong

Ubera® Dry is a biodegradable external teat barrier that prevents the entering of bacteria and aids in the prevention of milk leakage. After dipping, the liquid forms a water repellent bio-adhesive barrier. The products become solid within 20 seconds and forms a uniform, smooth and thin barrier. The micro-pores of the natural polymer provides an effective barrier while retaining the balance of the skin flora and allowing aeration.

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REFERENCES: Krömker, V.; Friedrich, J. Teat canal closure in non-lactating heifers and its association with udder health in the consecutive lactation. Vet. Microbiol. 2009, 134, 100–105.  [PubMed]